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Guest Artist of the Month

Dan Graziano

April 1 - 30, 2023

The Peninsula Gallery's Guest Artist program highlights a different artist each month. The line-up of participants includes our gallery's repeat exhibitors, as well as artists entirely new to the space. Visit the gallery each month to see the guest artist's special collection and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn behind-the-scenes information about their background and creative process.

Artist Dan Graziano

“Winter Light” 10” x 10” image 15.5” x 15.5” framed oil $1,400

Artist Dan Graziano

“On the Shore” 12” x 12” image 18” x 18” framed oil $2,000

Artist Dan Graziano

“Monhegan Row Boats” 8” x 6” image 13.5” x 11.5” framed oil $800

Artist Dan Graziano

“Beach Parking” 12” x 12” image 18” x 18” framed oil $2,000

Artist Dan Graziano

“Franklin Street” 10” x 8” image 15.5” x 13.5” framed oil $1,200

Artist Dan Graziano

“Idlemoor” 12” x 12” image 18” x 18” framed oil $2,000

This April, we're pleased to welcome acclaimed artist, Dan Graziano, who will return to the gallery in August for our exhibition, "Side by Side". His oil paintings will be on display from April 1-30.


Dan Graziano is an award-winning, nationally exhibited artist, whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. Incorporating dramatic light, shadow, color, and perspective, his compositions feature a diversity of subjects - from a simple still life to rugged coastlines, active urban life, lively cafes and bars, small rural towns and forgotten roadside relics. His work has been featured in numerous publications and is in the collections of private and corporate collectors throughout the world.

His artistic vision began taking shape in Los Angeles of the 1960’s, during America’s explosive political, cultural and artistic awakening. His first formal art training focused on advertising and illustration, but a career opportunity in ar- chitecture and urban planning altered his original direction.

When he returned to painting, he was drawn to the rich complexity of the urban landscape featured in the work of Edward Hopper and other urbanist painters. As an accomplished blues guitarist (his other great passion), he experienced the late-night city streets and time worn buildings as a visual parallel to the spirit and cultural struggles characterized by the music. In recent years, he has developed a popular painting series focusing on café culture: bartenders, waiters, chefs, and all its lively inhabitants.

Artist Statement

“In my paintings, I try to capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. I believe art is all around us if you take the time to look for it. I continue to be intrigued by the urban landscapes of inner cities - their active streets, time-worn buildings and multiple layers of decay, renewal and adaptation - that proudly display the effects of age and use, which I see as testaments to strength, character and authenticity in contrast with modern society’s demand for newness, imitation, disposability, and easy duplication. My work is influenced by the art of Sargent, Hopper, and the three generations of Wyeths along with California painters Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn.”

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