Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Sunrise on Christmas Eve with Lisa, Paul and Peter

Starting the day with a walk in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a lovely thing.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Olsommer's Tree Farm

Tree hunting

Lisa and Paul are home for Christmas along with their friend Rachel. We went to Olsommer's Tree Farm to pick out our Christmas tree and it snowed -- a fun day! With three young artists in the house, should be fun decorating.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wren Rest

This little bird found a comfy home

I noticed a couple of dark spots in the lanterns on Peter's studio. I was very surprised to find there were two little fluffy, brown spotted birds sleeping in them. They don't seem to mind the lights and have come back every night to snooze. I believe they are wrens. Good night sweet birds.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pom Poms Galore!

I love this time of year when all of the various grasses and plants in the fields of the DWGNRA are left standing and bare. They're so beautiful. I'm sure these "Pom Poms" have an official name -- I just don't know what it is, so to me, they are the pom poms or is it pom-poms or pompoms or pompons?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Delivering My Work

Mr. Two Face says good bye

Yesterday, Peter and I drove to the Art Essex Gallery to deliver some of my work. Peter took this great photo of Mr. Two Face in the window of the gallery, freshly unpacked, waiting for placement. I hope he finds a wonderful new home! 

Lisa and I will both be part of their juried Holiday Presence show that runs from December 1st through December 31st. Art Essex Gallery is located at 10 Main Street in Essex, CT. To learn more about my work, visit and to learn more about Lisa's work, visit

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Meet the Fiores!

Milford Journal Cover (cropped), November 2012

Our local magazine, The Milford Journal, recently sent writer and artist, Michael Hartnett to interview Peter, me, Lisa and Paul. He did a great job of capturing a little bit about each one of us -- as Michael said, it was like putting Mt. Everest in a thimble. To read the article, click here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

2 Sides of a Wall

Flat light on this side of the wall, but...

...beautiful light on the other side

Tic Tac Toe Tree

The morning after our first snow

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gallery Talk

Lauren Travis introduces Peter

Peter's gallery talk at the Travis Gallery on Saturday was a big success. As always, everyone had a wonderful time and Peter gave them all a lot to think about. The show has closed but much of the work will remain on display at the gallery through the month of December during the Small Paintings show. So if you haven't seen the work yet and you're in the area, it's well worth a visit!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Save the Date, November 24th

One of many paintings Peter will discuss on the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Peter will be holding a gallery talk and slide presentation of his recent work at the Travis Gallery in New Hope, PA on Saturday, November 24th at 2 pm. It will be a fun afternoon and a great opportunity to meet Peter and learn more about what inspires him and his process for creating his beautiful paintings. We hope you can join us. To learn more and to preview the show on Peter's website, visit

Monday, November 5, 2012

Candle Lit Opening

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Peter's opening at the Travis Gallery was without power. It was supposed to come on by 4 but alas, by 5, still no power. Lauren Travis was quick to set out candles and make the best of an unfortunate situation. It turned out to be a fun and memorable night. If any paintings could shine in candlelight, Peter's paintings can. There are more photos from the opening on Peter's Blog, Peter Fiore Thoughts.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Travis Gallery Show

Peter after framing "April Sunset"

Peter's show at Travis Gallery is all painted, framed and ready to go. Let's hope that Hurricane Sandy cooperates and lets us deliver the show on time! Peter's show, Subjects Emerge opens on November 3rd. I hope you can join us! For more information, visit or Peter is doing a daily preview of the work on his blog,

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Farm Today, Houses Tomorrow

Cornfields give way to new driveways

On Sunday we went to photograph from a cornfield on a hill that overlooks a large farm. Peter has photographed here a number of times and it is an area that we visit frequently. The painting, Passing Storm is based on this location. Today, we couldn't find it and we realized we drove right by it because the corn fields had been turned over, driveways laid in and three new houses stood where the field once was. We both felt the loss. I have mixed feelings. Someone is getting a new home, a builder and his crew are working, but this beautiful land in Orange County, NY is disappearing all too quickly.

Peter's painting, "Passing Storm" with corn stalks

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lucky Chance

Peter recording an extraordinary farm on a beautiful day

What a day we had on Saturday. We went out for a drive and visited a few of Peter's favorite farms over in Warwick, NY. By chance, we met the owner of a local farm who did not yell at us to get off his property like some do, but invited us to explore his family's amazing land. In a county, where the farms are turning into housing developments, it was a wonder to see this beautiful piece of land largely untouched and very much a working farm. What a great experience.

A quiet photo

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Lewis Black

Waiting for Mr. Black

We saw Lewis Black's show Running on Empty. Very funny and a fun night. Thanks Tom and Therese!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

RS Hanna Gallery

Opening Reception

The opening reception for Timeless Expressions: Peter Fiore, Marc Hanson and Dan Beck was a great success. The work looks beautiful and we met so many wonderful people. The show will be up for the month of October. If you're in the area, definitely stop in or view the work online. RS Hanna Gallery is in Fredericksburg, TX and is a beautiful space. Owner Shannon Hanna and her husband Thad did a great job of putting this show together. If you have any questions regarding the gallery or paintings, contact Shannon.

Texas Log Cabin

Stepping back in time at The Log Cabin

Sunrise view

We're staying at The Log Cabin in Fredericksburg, TX. It is very charming, right down to the scorpion in the bath tub! Yikes! But really a beautiful spot, and a wonderful experience.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Texas Hill Country

Peter finds his spot to photograph...

...and I found mine

Peter and I are in Fredericksburg, Texas for the opening of his show with Marc Hanson and Dan Beck at RS Hanna Gallery. We got up early this morning to photograph the sunrise. The landscape here is beautiful and so different from home. Yesterday, we went out scouting and marked a few interesting spots in the GPS so we would have a destination or two for this morning.

Those spots didn't work out as well as we had hoped, but along the way we found this open field with the rising sun breaking through the early morning fog. It lasted just a moment and was gone. As Peter would say, truly magical. I'm so happy we were there to see it.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tristate Sunset

The right moment

Peter and I went to visit a favorite spot and arrived just in time for a spectacular sunset. Under the I-84 bridge, there is a perfect view of our tristate area -- NY (on the left), NJ (in the distance) and PA (on the right). We can drive through 3 states just to pick up pizza and it's still hot when we get home!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Grey Towers

Lily pads and grass clippings

A midday walk at Grey Towers in Milford, PA was very pleasant but not much to photograph accept for these lily pads -- love that dappled light!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I'm usually photographing down there, in the valley!

This weekend I went for a walk along the ridge that is often in the background of many of my photos that I take in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (DWGNRA). What a wonderful walk in a beautiful national park, not very far from where we live. I am very grateful that the park is here. If you follow my blog, you know that Peter and I walk and photograph here often. It is an endless source of inspiration.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Peter at work

Peter has 2 shows this fall. In October he will be exhibiting his work along with Dan Beck and Marc Hanson at RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg Texas. In November, he will have a solo show at Travis Gallery in New Hope, PA. Click here for more information about Peter's upcoming shows.

Monday, September 17, 2012


‘Am I a man dreaming that I am a butterfly? Or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
-- Chang Tzu

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wild Weeds

Peter walking a favorite path in the DWGNRA

Wild weeds abound in many colors and textures

Monarchs are everywhere right now too

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's Camy!

A doxie nest

By popular request, here's one of our old ladies, Camy. I'll post some photos of Fiesta soon.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Unexpected Beauty

Under Route 84...

...there is a beautiful view of the Delaware River

Peter, Paul and I went photographing this evening and visited a relatively new, favorite spot. Mostly I went for a walk while they photographed, but I did take a few photos of my own -- here are two I really liked. Click here, to see photos I posted from this location in the spring.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Paul is 21!

Early in the day, Peter and Paul talk some Cy at the Met

Later that day, Paul proclaims, "so this is what beer tastes like..."

Sunset on a special day over the Hudson from Pier 66

Friday, August 17, 2012

Workshop, Day 5

Joe gets his photo with Santa

It's the end of another great workshop week. Peter shared so much and it seems that everyone learned a lot and really enjoyed themselves. We did. Thank you to Kim and Mark of Hudson River Valley Art Workshops for all that they did to make it a great week and thank you to all the artists who participated for making this a truly wonderful experience. Peter will be back at the Greenville Arms 1898 Inn in 2014. Until then, his next workshops are listed on his website. Keep painting!

Workshop, Day 5

Painting from the week: Fran

Some studies from the week: Elizabeth

Paintings from the week: Joanna