Peter Dayton

Main_imageWe purchased a piece of Peter Dayton‘s work at Winston Wachter over 6 years ago, actually 7.  We were so lucky to have met Peter, his wife Barbara and 2 cute kids a few years later and become friends. We have been fortunate to watch Peter’s work grow over the years. 

Peter’s work is so different than anything else I have ever seen.  Decoupage flowers from seed packages, blown up, duplicated on a large canvas and encased in a polyurethane.  He is incredibly prolific.  I have seen other work of his that is very stark and other that is like a 60’s acid trip.  Peter was also in a punk rock band in the early 80’s in Boston and has now returned to the roots of rock and roll and in another band which is pretty cool.  His new work, which I saw last night at Winston Wachter is of surfboards.  Fitting since Peter and his family reside in East Hampton.

It is wonderful to see his work continue to grow and be able to applaud his successes on the sidelines, because we know him.   If you get a chance, go check out his show.  It will definitely put you in that summer mode.

Comments (Archived):

  1. Wendy Madden

    Just today I heard from Peter about his new surfboard exhibit — I knew Peter many years ago and we lost touch, but re-connected last year and I, too, am proud and pleased that he is immersed in his art. He is a wonderful, sweet guy and I wish him the best with his latest exhibit.

  2. Tobey Brown

    I have to say I love when somebody with Peter’s talent and ability puts together an exhibit dealing with surfboard art. Being an avid I can really appreciate and adore surf art. Thanks for sharing with us!