Artist of the Week 6
Peter Layne Arguimbau paints in a specifically designed north light studio with shutters to direct the light source, modeled after the studios of the Dutch Masters. A light effect painter, Arguimbau grinds his own pigments from dry powders and cooks oil-resinous mediums to create paintings with deep, luminous transparencies, giving his work a true, old world quality. While Arguimbau paints a variety of subject matter including landscapes and animals, he specializes in powerful marinescapes featuring classic yachts.
Born in Darien, Connecticut, Arguimbau studied at the Loomis Chaffee and Vassar College, then went on to study under Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York for 14 years. He would study the old masters in museums across Europe and America to learn their techniques.
Arguimbau has received numerous awards for his work, which hang in prestigious private and corporate collections all over the world. He currently maintains a personal gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut, and continues to work in his 1850’s chestnut barn studio.
Arguimbau paints a wide variety of subject matter, including yachts, portraits, animals, institutions, and old master copies. Due to his exceptional knowledge of the chemistry behind painting, Arguimbau also restores vintage paintings, returning the transparent glazes without disturbing the original painting.
Contact Lily Pad Gallery West for information on pricing and to view additional works by Peter Arguimbau.
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