Exhibition: July 2, 2022 through September 18, 2022

Artist Statement

Over the years, I have explored the idiom of abstraction and cubism and how these modern principles can be integrated into Trompe l’oeil.  I welcome the challenge of bridging the gap between modern art and realism without abandoning technique. I believe I have found ways of circumventing the so-called rules of Trompe l’oeil in favor of originality, inventiveness and creativity.  Most of my work since 1970 is highly complex and can be engaged on many different levels.  I have underscored the point that my work has less to do with the tenets of Trompe l’oeil and far more to do with the creative process of discovery.  

Private or group tours are available.
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Masks or face coverings are optional when entering the Museum.


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24 hour advance registration is required.


The John F. Peto Studio Museum received funding this year from a grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.