Peter and Kim Arguimbau have moved Arguimbau Art to the unique historic space at the “Boatyard” in Riverside.
Peter Arguimbau is a resident artist of Greenwich who specializes in classic marine paintings and vistas. His oil paintings are well known for their luminist quality of light.
A Grand Opening Reception will be held at the boatyard on Thursday, May 9 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, 350 Riverside Ave in Riverside.
Built c 1850, the boatyard has, over the years, been the headquarters of Ben Lockwood’s oystering business, served as a blacksmith shop, and since 1935 was the home of “Ole’s Boatyard.”
The Boatyard has recently been fully restored by Chris and Rachel Franco.
“I love marine art,” Chris Franco said on Wednesday, as the afternoon light flooded the paintings in the gallery. “We’re so glad to continue the tradition of marine art, but with the top marine painter in the country. They used to make and sell boat models here.”
Mr. Franco said the idea of a marine art gallery is the perfect commercial venture for the restored boatyard where he has his offices and rents an apartment upstairs.
Franco had been on the Arguimbau Gallery mailing list and purchased two of Peter Arguimbau’s paintings before meeting the painter in person.
Ultimately he reached out to Mr. Arguimbau about relocating the galley from Greenwich Avenue to the boatyard.
“Peter is fabulous and a favorite of mine,” Franco said.
Arguimbau Gallery: Hours: Wed. – Sat: 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment.
For more information, contact (203) 274-6176.