Pete Tassone

About the artist:
Peter Tassone was born in Queens, New York. He fondly recalls his early childhood memories of living on a quiet, tree-lined street in Ozone Park, where regular sights included a pony hauled cart offering rides to the neighborhood kids, and standing on the sidewalk waiting to get sprayed by the water truck that passed in front of the street sweeper.

In 1960, the family moved to Copiague, NY, a small town on the south shore of Long Island, where he remembers being lulled to sleep by the distant whistles of the Long Island Railroad's early electric trains.

His interest in railroads was manifested early on, and was encouraged by his father who, whenever the family was in Manhattan, would take young Peter to Grand Central Station or the Old Penn Station, to see their magnificent architecture, and the trains that served them in the last few years before the Penn-Central merger. As a five year old boy, he remembers holding his father's hand while walking through the beautiful, huge concourse of Penn Station, and being told of it's impending destruction, sadly asking the question we've all asked, "Why?".

Peter went on to art school, and 1980 received his BFA from New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury, New York. He tried many genres in search of his artistic self, and in 1988 moved to New Paltz, NY where he received his MFA from the State University of New York in 1990. It was during this time that Peter began painting trains. He says, "I had to come full circle before realizing that I should paint what I've always wanted to paint."

Since that time he has been showing and selling steadily, receiving numerous awards, and now says, "I'm finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I don't mind that it's the headlight of an oncoming train." Peter resides in Highland, NY in a Victorian house overlooking the Hudson River, where freight trains pass right by his front porch all day and all night long.

The Exhibit:

"Twilight Rendezvous"
Acrylic on canvas, 15" x 24", $2000.00
"Highland Blues"
Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 24", $1400.00
"Steam, Steel, & Snow"
Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 24", $1400.00
"Thru the Highlands"
Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 24", $1400.00
"Thru Stony Clove"
Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 24", $1400.00
"Mineola Junction"
Oil on canvas, 44" x 66", $3850.00
"Lord of the Manor"
Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 24", $2000.00
"Moodna Creek Viaduct"
Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 15", $475.00
Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 24", $2350.00
"Canaan Union Station"
Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 24", $2350.00
"Millbrook Ridge"
Oil on canvas, 34" x 48", $2350.00

Gary Arceri

will also be presenting works at this Transporation themed exhibit.
For more information about this artist, see his previous collection

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