Tuesday, July 3, 2012


reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Peter Dugovic in front of two pieces from his very popular series of oils
I was just about the first to arrive at Clic Book Store & Gallery on June 14th for the opening of City Light Signs, the art exhibit of oil paintings by Peter Dugovic, and therefore had plenty of time and space to really peruse the wonderful visuals on the walls, not to mention the impressive selection of art books that could equal anything by Rizzoli or Taschen.

Peter with friend and manager Andrew Ghezzi, of Big Karma Productions

Born in Honeoye Falls, NY, Peter Dugovic spent his formative years in New York City both as a bike messenger and sign painter.  There he gained an appreciation for gritty urban scenes, wooded areas and hard work. Peter is primarily self-taught in art though he studied Printmaking and Sculpture at both SUNY Genesco and SUNY Purchase. After that, Peter moved with his family to Kennebunk, ME, where he worked as a carpenter and proprietor of his own store. During this time he gravitated back to his artwork and in 2009 he began his career as professional artist.

Peter paints from childhood memories as well as from present experiences. His techniques result in scenes that are powerful and unique. The artist has had over ten solo and group exhibitions and has shown in New York City, Long Island, Kennebunk, as well as in Amesbury, MA.

Peter hovers behind Clic Book Store & Gallery Owner Christiane Celle and Kristyn Couture

Matted Limited Editions also available

Rosalie White and Rod Marr, flanked by Kristyn and Peter

Not just an artist, Peter has done consultation, design, construction and installation of hand made signs for local businesses as well as Provincetown, MA. Peter is also a coppersmith, and maintains, repairs and re-builds historic and other property; specializing in copper and slate roofing, carpentry, drafting, design, custom work, landscaping, electrical, plumbing, heating and painting.

Peter designed, built and is also Proprietor of Cafe Couture in Kennebunkport, ME, to sell fine coffee, smoothies and Crepes. He's also Proprietor of Dragon Wing Kites in Old Orchard Beach, ME, featuring equipment for kite surfing, kites and toys 

François Baron of FB Gallery and Antonio Amérsone with Christiane in the center

Clic Gallery's Marlo Kronberg and Yohanna Todd-Morell

Artist Hash

A very active crafter, Peter came up with the inspired idea of making his promo cards out of wooden chips and also paper flags using nails as poles. Definitely collector's memorabilia

Peter with one of the exhibit's highlights

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