SMALL WORKS BY PETE BERGERON
Opening July 7, Greiser’s is delighted to show and offer for sale a collection of small oil-on-board landscapes by the Redding, Conn., artist Pete Bergeron.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN OPENING RECEPTION, THURSDAY JULY 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
A frequent visitor to Greiser’s, Pete has been painting since early childhood, inspired by the classic television instruction series “You Are an Artist” hosted by Jon Gnagy.
He began his formal art training studying illustration at Paier School of Art in Hamden, Conn. Eventually he turned to large scale painting and, like artist James Rosenquist before him, worked as a billboard painter creating giant images of hamburgers, beer bottles, cars and other colorful oversized advertisements.
In 1990 he studied with Frank Covino of Waitsfield, Vermont, learning the Classical Academic approach to painting–a systematic method that begins with a detailed monochromatic under painting superimposed with many layers of thinly applied colored glazes. The resulting effect gives an overall luminous quality to the finished painting. His commitment to fine art was a natural direction that led to a consuming full time passion for creating lasting and timeless works of art.
Pete’s current landscape paintings are reminiscent of the late nineteenth century American landscape painters of the Hudson River School, including John Frederick Kensett, Sanford Robinson Gifford and William Trost Richards, and of the Tonalist painters of that period. His work hangs in many collections throughout New England and other areas of the U.S.
Each of the nine oil-on-board paintings exhibited at Greiser’s this summer is approximately 5 x 7 inches.
Visit Greiser’s to view and purchase the works on exhibit this summer, or view and purchase online here. If shipping is requested, we will follow up with shipping costs.
And see more of Pete Bergeron’s work on his website.