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14 Aug 2018

NEWS: Nautical-Themed Mariner Gallery Features Maritime Artists

Mariner Gallery owner Peter Arguimbau stands in the basement gallery space that is modeled on the interior of the USS Constellation. [SEAN FLYNN/DAILY NEWS PHOTO] By Sean Flynn Newport Daily News staff writer Aug 13, 2018 NEWPORT — The Mariner Gallery remodeled its basement to look like the interior of the U.S. frigate Constellation, launched in 1797, and opened the new gallery space to its first show this past weekend. The new exhibit, featured in all the gallery spaces of the Colonial […]

03 Dec 2017

NEWS: Local artist opens Greenwich Avenue gallery

Not long after clothing retailer Free People emptied its Greenwich Avenue storefront, local artist Peter Layne Arguimbau replaced it with a gallery featuring his and others’ work. Next to VW Contemporary, which also opened this fall, Arguimbau Artstands in stark contrast to its neighbor. For nearly 30 years, Arguimbau has worked out of an 1850s chestnut barn in backcountry Greenwich. His paintings in the Hudson River School style are sold in a variety of galleries, but he and his partner […]

04 Nov 2017

NEWS: Arguimbau Art Opens Gallery on Greenwich Avenue

After hosting art receptions in his back Greenwich studio for 25 years, Peter Layne Arguimbau is bringing his collection of classic yachts, local seascapes and harbors, portraits, animals and Venice to Greenwich Avenue. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Arguimbau has collected this body of work over a lifetime with subjects from the Tall Ships series in New York, including his masterful seven-foot painting of the Brooklyn Bridge, to the Eggemoggin […]

11 Jun 2017

NEWS: Greenwich painter learned well from the Old Masters

By Rosemarie T. Anner Peter Layne Arguimbau smears a dab of iron oxide on a strip of wood with a palette knife. “Look at it,” he says. “It’s a beautiful tonal sepia soup.” He mixes in a bit of powdered light-blue pigment and meshes the two substances together with his fingers. Suddenly, as if he were an alchemist, he achieves a fierce blue color with tremendous depth. He picks up one of his paintings, of a young woman with luxurious […]

11 Jun 2017

NEWS: Greenwich painter learned well from the Old Masters

Peter Layne Arguimbau smears a dab of iron oxide on a strip of wood with a palette knife. “Look at it,” he says. “It’s a beautiful tonal sepia soup.” He mixes in a bit of powdered light-blue pigment and meshes the two substances together with his fingers. Suddenly, as if he were an alchemist, he achieves a fierce blue color with tremendous depth. He picks up one of his paintings, of a young woman with luxurious dark, wavy hair that […]

28 Jun 2016

NEWS: Peter Arguimbau “Painter-Sailor In Search Of Ships With Sails”

by Anne W. Semmes June 2016 For years the New England marine painter, Peter Arguimbau has spent his summer months sailing the northeastern coast in search of seascapes, classic yachts, and tall ships in his 1935 classic 28-foot catboat the “Molly Rose,” outfitted as a studio. You can readily find this painter-sailor by the large black dot on his sail. “The reason for being on a boat,” the painter-sailor explains, “is you’re living at that dramatic moment when the sun […]