The South Boston Arts Association is proud and very fortunate to have oil painter and double amputee veteran Peter Damon as the Guest Artist for the South Boston Arts Association's June Meeting, Saturday Morning, June 11, 2016.
Sgt. Damon, retired, is an exceptional artist, an oil painter, and a severely wounded Iraq war veteran.
In October of 2003 he lost parts of both his arms while serving in Iraq as a helicopter mechanic in the military.
The accident killed his close pal, SPC. Paul J Bueche 19, of Daphne AL.
Since then, art has become a huge source of therapy for him, both physically and mentally.
Peter’s website is dedicated to SPC. Bueche.
Painting has given Peter a new perspective on life and he has made a promise to his buddy Paul to make the most of it.
Peter and his wife Jenn recently opened a new art gallery. The 'True Grit Art Gallery' in Middleboro, Massachusetts.
Peter has his own blog site/web site - http://sgtdamonsart.blogspot.com/, and has been written up in: Time Magazine, the Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Brockton Enterprise and the Middleboro Gazette. And he has been featured in the TV Documentary, “Aftermath”, The “Today Show” and “Homes for our Troops” with Phil Mickelson.
As always, attendance at the Arts Association meetings is free and open to the public. Coffee, juice and muffins are served.