DENNIS PEAK


Dennis Peak

One Fine Day #2

Acrylic on Canvas

18” x 18”

Retail Value: $800

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Contemporary abstract painter Dennis Peak grew up living in many places and among many cultures around the globe. He pursued art at the University of California, Santa Cruz with a focus on ceramic sculpture.

In between Peak’s day jobs as a carpenter and tiler, he sculpted large, wall-mounted fired clay commissions. At one point he decided to paint these sculptures rather than glaze them. What began as an experiment with layers, colors, and lines led him to sell his kiln and clay tools and begin painting with acrylics on canvas full time. His abstract compositions are informed by his life-long interest in structure and a curiosity about what holds things together. In 1997 Peak created a mosaic art installation at the AHP Services Center. He cast each tile in clay and glazed it with a person’s name, giving life to the mosaic’s image—the “face of AHP”—and offering those in our community a way to honor, remember, and memorialize the names of family and friends who have touched their lives.

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