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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.

 

Moondance by Dominic Piperata

 

Credo by Dominic Piperata

 

Credo by Dominic Piperata

 

Bounty Hunter by Dominic Piperata

 

Marooned by Dominic Piperata

 

Double Yellow by Dominic Piperata

 

Old Homestead and Eucalyptus Grove by Dominic Piperata

 

Rugged Coastline at Big Sur by Dominic Piperata

 

Waterfront at Porto Venere by Dominic Piperata

 

Porto Venere by Dominic Piperata

 

The Neighborhood by Dominic Piperata

 

Diagonal Parking by Dominic Piperata

 

Civic Center by Dominic Piperata

 

Divergent 1 by Dominic Piperata

 

Divergent 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

View of Manarola Cinque Terre by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset at Hapuna by Dominic Piperata

 

South Pacific Idyll by Dominic Piperata

 

Needles and Haystack at Cannon Beach by Dominic Piperata

 

After The Deluge by Dominic Piperata

 

Pretzel Logic by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunset at Atrani Amalfi Coast by Dominic Piperata

 

Country Lane at Dawn by Dominic Piperata

 

Dust Storm Over Joshua Tree by Dominic Piperata

 

Four Koi by Dominic Piperata

 

Lighthouse in Early Morning Fog by Dominic Piperata

 

Beach Day by Dominic Piperata

 

Dutch Windmill at Sunset by Dominic Piperata

 

The Hunger by Dominic Piperata

 

Tree Tunnel in Afternoon Sun by Dominic Piperata

 

Back To Basics by Dominic Piperata

 

Anse Source d'Argent Seychelles by Dominic Piperata

 

Nightwing 2 by Dominic Piperata

 

Wild Horses in Monument Valley by Dominic Piperata

 

Mesa by Dominic Piperata

 

Spring Rain Over Monument Valley by Dominic Piperata

 

Monument Valley Overlook by Dominic Piperata

 

Autumn Storm Clouds by Dominic Piperata

 

Beach on La Digue Seychelles by Dominic Piperata

 

Seychelles Shallows by Dominic Piperata

 

The Roaring Silence by Dominic Piperata

 

Maui Sunset Rain by Dominic Piperata

 

Bad Juju by Dominic Piperata

 

The Void by Dominic Piperata

 

Sunrise in the Superstitions by Dominic Piperata

 

Reef by Dominic Piperata

 

Not Forgotten by Dominic Piperata

 

Panhandle Parking Lot by Dominic Piperata