Don's solo show of new paintings at Pleiades Gallery is coming soon!

June 14th through July 9th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00pm, or by appointment. Call Don at 203-614-1729. The opening reception is Thursday, June 16th from 5-8pm. See you there!


The show announcement is IN! Thanks to Len DeLuca at 

Curious Mind Arts for a great job. 

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Much appreciation goes out to BRAINARD CAREY who recently advised Don on his portfolio and website. He is the co-founder of Praxis art collaborative, creator of Praxis Center for Aesthetic Studies, and author of 6 books on career development for the artist.

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In February running into March, Don had paintings shown in the Pleiades "In Tandem" members show and had the opportunity to talk about new work.

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January 2022- Don Perley has been selected to be one of the artists of PLEIADES GALLERY, 547 West 27th Street, New York City, in the Landmark Arts Building. This is in the heart of the NYC gallery district, just down the street from the High Line. Spanning 48 years, Pleiades Gallery is one of the oldest and most well established co-op galleries in New York City.

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Don has an extensive YouTube March 2021 studio interview on the ups and downs of a life as a self-taught artist, conducted by Liana Voia, the creator of Multiple Arts.

Don is now published as a featured artist at The NO MIDDLEMAN online art gallery,  in conjunction with Edge of Humanity Magazine. 

Don is a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC).

Things to keep in mind while selecting the work of visual artists

Are you in the process of dipping your toes into the world of art collecting for pleasure or profit – or both? Well, to make it a proper investment you probably should go about it with some type of strategy. Now what does that mean?  It means that you look for hot new artists to invest in when the prices for these truly original works are affordable.

Many people are yet to discover the power of hot new artists to invest in and end up walking into a gallery and purchasing “safer” artists at higher prices. Let's talk about the two important things to think about when selecting work by the visual artists worth a watch.

Think About: Color!

There are a substantial number of hot new artists to invest in moving through the galleries. But which do you select from the visual artists you are watching? When choosing your work of art, keep in mind the colors you bring into your living and working spaces. It is color first that makes the impression. One very revealing test: do visitors stop in front of it and really look? And remember, work from the hot new artists is an investment, so make sure that it is beautifully displayed. With time and exposure, you can watch its value increase!

Think About: Styles!

While considering the many choices in visual artists to watch, remember that it is in large part the style of the work that brings a tone or atmosphere to the space it inhabits.  The style acts like a guide directing the thoughts and feelings generated when bringing home the paintings of the hot new artists you choose to invest in. Contrasting styles hung together convey an unfolding story for the viewer to contemplate.

And now your search for visual artists to watch ends!