Welcome to the September issue of the  Geary Gallery Guide.
Waiting in Darien By Elisabeth Aguiar
Back to school means back to amazing exhibits at the gallery! This September, we proudly present "Impressões de água" ("Impressions of Water") featuring the stunning waterscapes of Brazilian artist and Riverside, CT resident, Elisabeth Aguiar. Her exhibit runs September 1 - 30.
While you're enjoying the last days of summer, it's not too early to think ahead to your holiday gift giving. If you'd like to give a truly unique keepsake this year, our Custom Original Portrait Service is a perfect gesture for your loved one. Read more about our portrait service below.

And thank you to Greenwich Magazine for recognizing Geary Gallery as the "best art gallery" from Greenwich to Fairfield in its 2016 Best of the Gold Coast Awards. We are honored! 


Anne & Tom Geary
(203) 655-6633

The featured piece of the month is titled, "Tugs at Rest" and the artist is unknown. It's a 16in x 29in oil on canvas painting priced at $2,200.

Click here to see this amazing piece!
Elisabeth Aguiar: Impressões de água

Rings End Bridge By Elisabeth Aguiar
This September, the Geary Gallery of Darien is proud to present "Impressões de água" ("Impressions of Water") featuring the stunning waterscapes of Brazilian artist and Riverside, CT resident, Elisabeth Aguiar. Her exhibit runs September 1 - 30 at the Geary Gallery located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Elisabeth Aguiar's interest in drawing began in adolescence. Her studies of art and drawing began at the Bela Art Institute and continued at the School of Interior Design where she received her bachelor's degree.
Aguiar continued her studies and earned her master's degree at Pontificia Universidade Catolica, in Rio de Janeiro.
She joined the studio of Roberto de Souza (grand master of the Brazilian School of Belas Artes) where she mastered the technique of oil painting.
Aguiar also attended courses at the Spring Studio in New York City, where she mastered her technique of figure drawing and anatomy using live models.
Her adulthood has been dedicated to her oil paintings, and following in the footsteps of Impressionist artists she admires, including Monet, Renoir and Manet. Aguiar's primary subjects are figures and waterscapes. She often finds inspiration in her grandchildren, and the beauty of childhood has helped her to create some of her favorite pieces of work on linen canvas; her use of free pencil movements add many depths of shade and light.
Aguiar also loves to document the changing seasons in her works. Her fall paintings display the diversity of colors in autumn such as the changing from yellow to caramel, and awaken her passion for the season. The colors of spring help her to create her compositions with subtleness, and the white-blue hues of snow bring a quietness to her winter pieces. Summertime regattas playing in the wind inspire her warm-weather pieces.
Aguiar's work has been seen in numerous exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro, including the Museu Historico do Exercito, Forte de Copacabana, Academia de Belas Artes, Escola Superior de Guerra, Academia Brasileira de Belas, Artes Visuais Clube de Escola Navel, and Coletiva no Espaco Ernani Arte e Cultura.
She currently spends most of her time in Rio and Riverside with her family, painting her pieces and teaching oil and acrylic painting classes, in both private and small group settings.
To view Aguiar's work, visit our online gallery
The Elisabeth Aguiar exhibit runs September 1 - 30 and her paintings are available for acquisition. All are welcome, and admission is free. Geary Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633 .

The Owners' Corner -- An Ongoing Exhibit

Over The Champagne Vineyards By Ray Ellis
This year we present something very unique. Anne and I have decided to open up our private "vault" and showcase our extensive personal collection of fine art. "The Owners' Corner" features hundreds of our favorite pieces that we've acquired over the past 30 years. The exhibit is ongoing and pieces are available for purchase. We encourage you and your family to stop in often as we will be frequently adding pieces to our selection.

The exhibit is ongoing, Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Prices range from $750 to $20,000 and works will be rotated as they are sold. For more information, please call (203) 655-6633
Think Ahead to the Holidays!

It's not too early to think ahead to the holidays if you'd like to have a truly unique and memorable gift of a custom portrait to give to a loved one. Either from a live sitting or photograph, Geary Gallery's portrait service makes it easy and affordable! Whether you'd like a portrait of your children, your pet, home or even your favorite vacation spot, we can match you with the perfect artist chosen for his or her medium mastery. We invite you to view the portfolios of our portrait artists. For more information about our portrait service, contact us today at (203) 655-6633.
Preserve Your Fondest Memories for a Lifetime

Capture a moment or a special memory for a lifetime in a beautifully made custom frame. Made in our Darien gallery, Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing are the area experts when it comes to framing everything from important certificates, photos and paintings, to 3D objects. Items from special life milestones such as weddings, graduations, First Holy Communions, or important items that hold special memories such as sports jerseys, preserved corsages, baby clothes, toys -- just about anything that holds special meaning to you -- can be framed. Bring your treasured pieces to us for framing and learn why our custom frames stand the test of time. Click here to see more custom framing.
Taking Care of Home Repairs? Don't Forget to Clean and Repair Your Paintings and Frames

This is the time of the year for taking care of home repairs. If you have a painting that needs to be cleaned or repaired, or a frame that is chipped or broken, bring it to Accent Restoration and give it new life! We'll bring your treasured paintings and frames back to their original beauty. Our projects hang in leading galleries, museums, historical societies and private residences throughout Fairfield County. Click here to learn more.
Have a Wedding Coming Up? Gift Certificates make a special gift!

Take the guesswork out of choosing a gift for that special couple with a gift certificate in the denomination of your choosing. Deciding on an art piece can be a very personal choice. Our gift certificates can be used towards any of our original artwork, consignment pieces, custom frames, 3D custom framing, frame or oil painting repair, or a custom original portrait.
We Deliver Your Art to Your Car

To help parents with babies and small children who are unable to easily leave their car, we have Curbside Pick-up service. Just call from your car when you're in the gallery parking lot to pick up your work, and a gallery employee will bring it to you. Call (203) 655-6633.
Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing were founded in 1984, and today are Fairfield County's preeminent art gallery and frame shop, featuring an extensive collection of original artwork, and custom framing services. With four elaborate display rooms, Geary Gallery maintains an ambitious exhibition schedule to showcase both Connecticut-based artists with national reputations as well as well-known artists from along the Eastern seaboard. The public can enjoy a new show virtually every five weeks. The Gallery also offers a Custom Original Portrait Service, which matches their favorite artists with customers wishing to commission an original portrait of their family, an individual, pet or home. With an extensive inventory of over 2,000 corner samples, Accent Picture Framing and Restoration is a service that is highly regarded for its master framing techniques as well as precision art restoration services for leading museums, auction houses, and historical societies.

For more information about Geary Gallery and Accent Picture Framing, call (203) 655-6633 or visit our website.

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