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Peter Darvas featured artist at Art for the Home

Peter Darvas

I invite my friends, collectors and patrons to attend the opening of my show. On exhibit will be some 60 pieces of my work including limited edition giclée prints, original oils, watercolors and serigraphs. I will sign a special limited edition poster for people attending the gallery’s grand opening, while supplies last.

The Art for the Home gallery has a few of my oil paintings depicting sun-filled Greek scenes. Patrons are drawn to my heavy oil textures which reach out and off the canvas toward the viewer. Sailing is one of my favorite activities, and I enjoy painting on location all over the world during chartered trips.

As for my part of the Art for the Home concept, this was a timely opportunity and the ideal location to showcase an extensive variety of my paintings. Spanning some 35 years of painting scenes of the Lake Tahoe region, my dedication and productivity of painted interpretations of this magnificent alpine paradise is unequalled, I believe. Several thousand originals and giclée prints have found their places in private and public collections throughout the Tahoe basin. Add to this number the many visitors who have chosen my work as a special memento to take home to every state in the U.S. and to far off places like Sweden, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Spain, France, Greece, and Hungary to mention a few, and I feel very honored indeed.

Since the days of Darvas Gallery of Fine Art and Studio Arts and Frames at the old Lampson’s Plaza (now Factory Stores at the “Y”), I have considered opening another gallery to feature my work as well as that of colleague artists with local and national recognition. However, when I sold my storefront business it was with no regret whatsoever. In reality, then and now, I would much rather paint and travel.

Yet, the draw of Lake Tahoe has continued to maintain its place as my primary physical residence and spiritual refuge. My first glimpse of Tahoe was cresting Spooner summit 35 years ago. That same amazement and exhilarating visual impact is with me still.

The challenge of capturing and interpreting the inexhaustible visions and moods of this picturesque area will, no doubt, keep me inspired and productive for the rest of my days.


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