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Dominic Piperata

Dominic Piperata

Indio, CA

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I have been making art in one form or another since I was very young, and it has remained a lifelong fascination for me. Although I went to an art school in California, I have come to consider myself as primarily self-taught. This is because I was in school back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, and in the 40-odd years since then, the various processes involved in creating and reproducing art have been profoundly changed by the inception of digital technologies. Most of the things we take for granted now, such as high-resolution digital cameras, professional inkjet printers, and powerful imaging technologies, were only science fiction dreams back then. I maintain a healthy sense of curiosity about new technologies and am patient enough to research them and put to use those that I find applicable.

The majority of my working career has been spent in the art world, but not primarily as a professional artist. For the past 25 years I have been a consultant specializing in career development and marketing strategies for artists, arts organizations, fine art photographers, and boutique film companies. I find that this is a rewarding endeavor, and gives me the opportunity to work with gifted emerging artists.

For me, making art is a personal form of meditation. It allows me to step outside of the world for a short while, to stop the passage of time and become completely immersed in the creative process. I have an art studio at my home, and a 44” 12-color printer. I produce giclee canvas prints of my own work and that of the artists with whom I consult under contract. Besides painting, mixed media, and drawing, I also like to take photographs and construct assemblage pieces from various found objects.

The work I’m showing here consists of paintings on canvas or board, mixed media works on board or canvas, photographs, and artworks that I refer to as ‘enhanced screenprints’ - for lack of a better descriptive. These enhanced artworks begin as a photograph or composite image that I have developed on the computer. Once the image has been color corrected, it is printed on heavy paper. The next step in the process is the addition of enhancements using various artist media, such as colored pencil, graphite, ink, pastel, oil stick, acrylic wash, and/or collage elements. Once the image is finalized, it is sealed with fixative or spray varnish. It then goes onto a large flatbed scanner, which yields a high resolution master image that I use as the basis for a series of limited edition prints.

 

Cloud Atlas by Dominic Piperata

 

What Waits Below by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset in Sana'a Yemen by Dominic Piperata

 

Oregon Coast at Otter Rock by Dominic Piperata

 

Morning Mist on Huangshan Mountain by Dominic Piperata

 

Secret Cove Sunrise Maui by Dominic Piperata

 

Golden Oahu Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Murray Goes Over to the Dark Side by Dominic Piperata

 

Strong Cross Currents and a Vicious Undertoad by Dominic Piperata

 

Riomaggiore - Cinque Terre by Dominic Piperata

 

A Winter Day in Tropea Calabria by Dominic Piperata

 

Honokowai Beach Maui by Dominic Piperata

 

Lagoon at Kona Village - Big Island by Dominic Piperata

 

Lava and Tidepools at Puako, Big Island by Dominic Piperata

 

The Ke'anae Peninsula Maui by Dominic Piperata

 

Alleyway in Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre by Dominic Piperata

 

Spring Day in Cagliari by Dominic Piperata

 

Towels by Dominic Piperata

 

Early Morning in Isola Di Burano by Dominic Piperata

 

Global Headquarters by Dominic Piperata

 

Rainbow Over Cathedral Rock Sedona by Dominic Piperata

 

Bloody Tourists 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Neural Network by Dominic Piperata

 

Loner by Dominic Piperata

 

Captain Future by Dominic Piperata

 

Shadowland by Dominic Piperata

 

Windy Day at Ha'ena Beach Kauai by Dominic Piperata

 

Reggio Calabria by Dominic Piperata

 

Boats at Cinque Terre by Dominic Piperata

 

Quiet Afternoon in Calabria by Dominic Piperata

 

View of Amalfi by Dominic Piperata

 

The Old Fortress at Alghero by Dominic Piperata

 

The Harbor at Rio Maggiore by Dominic Piperata

 

Storm Clouds Over The Grand Canal by Dominic Piperata

 

The Fleet by Dominic Piperata

 

Portofino Window Box by Dominic Piperata

 

Balcony by Dominic Piperata

 

Quiet Waterway Reflections by Dominic Piperata

 

Moorish Villa at Santa Cesarea Terme by Dominic Piperata

 

Cagliari Doorway by Dominic Piperata

 

Isola di Burano 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Isola di Burano by Dominic Piperata

 

Wading at Stintino by Dominic Piperata

 

View of Manarola by Dominic Piperata

 

Manarola By Moonlight by Dominic Piperata

 

Villa Doorway by Dominic Piperata

 

On The Line by Dominic Piperata

 

Quayside at Portofino by Dominic Piperata