Down by the Sea: Paintings by David Peikon [Online Exclusive]


PRESS RELEASE: Down by the Sea: Paintings by David Peikon [Online Exclusive], Jul 11 - Jul 31, 2022

Cavalier Galleries is pleased to present Down by the Sea, an online exhibition of paintings by David Peikon. A selection of works will be on view at our Greenwich, CT gallery, with additional works available to view by appointment.

The artist says of the works, "Having lived my entire life on an island, it should come as no surprise that I have spent countless hours painting water. There is endless inspiration to be found around us if we take the time to look. The textures and colors vary by season and time of day, waiting to be captured on my canvas and shared with my viewers. Without hype or pretentiousness, they are visual poems of quiet and serenity that I hope will provide some respite in a crazy world. This summer I celebrate my 26th year as a full time painter. Shown [in this exhibition] are some of my favorite scenes for you to ponder."

After spending 15 years in the commercial printing industry and a career as vice president of sales at Federal Business Products in New York, Peikon left the corporate world to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a painter. He has since spent over 20 years as a professional artist. Peikon is best known for his serene landscapes with subjects ranging from his native Long Island to the eastern shores of Maryland and the Hudson Valley, following in the footsteps of celebrated landscape painters such as Edward Hopper, Thomas Cole, and John Singer Sargent.

After a rotator injury on his right arm, Peikon’s passion and career as an artist was nearly cut short. Despite the setback, Peikon taught himself to paint with his left hand and continues to paint only with that hand today.

While best known for the painterly naturalism of his landscapes, Peikon has also completed many prestigious portrait commissions, among them are Salvatore Ferragamo, David H. Koch, Elizabeth Blackburn, and the Presidents of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His work hangs in private and corporate collections around the world. He has been featured in numerous publications including American Artist Magazine and The NY Times. Peikon currently teaches at the Art League of Long Island.

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To view the catalog for the exhibition, please click here: Down by the Sea Catalog