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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.

 

Tuscany Sunflower Farm by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset on the Grand Canal by Dominic Piperata

 

Potential Life Altering Decision by Dominic Piperata

 

Lunch Time At The Wedge by Dominic Piperata

 

Yucatan Still Life by Dominic Piperata

 

Fish and Chips by Dominic Piperata

 

Juana Luna by Dominic Piperata

 

Dream Weaver by Dominic Piperata

 

Ahab by Dominic Piperata

 

Ellen 8 Times by Dominic Piperata

 

Judy Garland by Dominic Piperata

 

Ellen Page by Dominic Piperata

 

Liza Minelli by Dominic Piperata

 

Katy Perry by Dominic Piperata

 

Jane Fonda by Dominic Piperata

 

Debbie Harry by Dominic Piperata

 

Christina Aguilera by Dominic Piperata

 

Cher by Dominic Piperata

 

Dolly Parton by Dominic Piperata

 

Brigitte Bardot by Dominic Piperata

 

Cliffs on the Na Pali Coast by Dominic Piperata

 

Lavanderia by Dominic Piperata

 

Academia by Dominic Piperata

 

Viral by Dominic Piperata

 

Favela 5 by Dominic Piperata

 

Favela 4 by Dominic Piperata

 

Favela 3 by Dominic Piperata

 

Favela 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Favela 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

Mixed Fruit Tart by Dominic Piperata

 

Strawberry Pie by Dominic Piperata

 

Cupcake with Yellow Frosting by Dominic Piperata

 

High Desert Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset on the Salar de Uyuni by Dominic Piperata

 

Havana Apartments at Dusk by Dominic Piperata

 

Early Morning in Venice by Dominic Piperata

 

Four Balconies by Dominic Piperata

 

The Regiment by Dominic Piperata

 

Steam Heat by Dominic Piperata

 

Hot Fudge Sundae by Dominic Piperata

 

Carpe Noctem by Dominic Piperata

 

Raspberry and Blueberry Tart by Dominic Piperata

 

Autumn In Tuscany by Dominic Piperata

 

Quiet Shore Near Makalawena by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset Near Kawaihae by Dominic Piperata

 

Winter's Grasp by Dominic Piperata

 

Lavender Coke Bottle by Dominic Piperata

 

Rose Coke Bottle by Dominic Piperata