Peter was born to be a painter. At eight years old, he began grinding powdered pigments for his father, a portrait painter. By 13, he had won the Best in Show at the Darien Arts Show and a few years later the Huntington Award at the Hudson River Valley Art Association. White Plains, NY. Peter studied Ruben’s Technique with Frank Mason for 14 years, who told him “paint the life around you”. Fifty years later, Peter continues painting many themes, but mostly he loves painting the fluidness and transparency of water with reflections and capturing the glint in the eye of a portrait.
When Peter paints it is in an 1850s chestnut barn in Greenwich, Connecticut or during the warmer months a 1935 classic 28-foot catboat, the Molly Rose, which he has outfitted as a studio. “The reason for being on a boat,” the painter-sailor explains, “is you’re living at that dramatic moment when the sun is either setting or rising when you have the most dramatic effects.” With the “Molly Rose,”you’re there with your equipment to paint the sunset and the sunrise.”
Today, Peter, and his wife Kim, own the Arguimbau Art Gallery in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Arguimbau Art Gallery
Owned by Peter & Kim Arguimbau
121 E. Middle Patent Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Devoted to Contempory Classic Realism
Owned by Peter & Andre Arguimbau
261 Spring Street
Newport, RI 02840
Specializing in 19th Century & Contemporary Marine Paintings