Artist Statement, Shows & Awards
Artists Sunday November 29
To celebrate Artists Sunday Don Perley is offering a 50% price reduction for all work for the week of Sunday November 29 to Saturday December 5.
Don Perley is a self-taught abstract artist whose work is improvisational, complex and layered. It reveals its secrets slowly. His style is often raw and rough. But just as in untamed nature, in this work the raw and rough, upon close observation, are also delicate, soothing and healing. What Perley is creating are arenas and conditions for colors and materials to display their properties freely and combine in unplanned and joyous ways. His is a very personal type of expression. He is not trying to create “art” so much as trying to create spontaneous life out of colors. This is direct painting, direct expression and direct communication.
The artist has won awards in juried competitions on two occasions, and has had three solo gallery shows to date. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SELECTIONS FROM JURIED COMPETITIONS
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists 43rd Annual Juried Show - “The Colorworks,” 2020
SPECTRUM Exhibition, New Canaan Society for the Arts - “Wired,” 2018
Flinn Gallery Juried Exhibition, Greenwich Art Society - “Forgotten Dreams,” 2016
98th Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenwich Art Society - “Rough Sketch,” 2015
AWARDS FROM JURIED COMPETITIONS
97th Annual Juried Exhibition, Greenwich Art Society, Dagny Hultgreen Griswold cash award for painting - "Mirage," 2014
East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY,
3rd Annual National Juried Art Competition - Best in Show, "Juju," 2014, cash award and artist-in-residence award.
Momenta Art, Philadelphia, 1989
Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, 1991
Shahinian Fine Art, Poughkeepsie,
The Flow of Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT,
Shahinian Fine Art, Rhinebeck, NY, 2014
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, 1977
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, 1986
The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, 1989
The Flow of Art Gallery, Norwalk,
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,
juried Recycle exhibition, 2015
Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton,