Daniel Gravereaux is the featured artist at Atria Darien, where an exhibit of his work will be on display in the Gratia Gillespie Art Gallery throughout August.

An opening reception takes place at Atria Darien, 50 Ledge Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Originally from France, Gravereaux and his family escaped under the German invasion, ultimately ending up in New Canaan. He attended the one-room Carter Street School where his interest in art began by studying with noted artist Judy Bell.

He graduated from the University of Connecticut and was employed by CBS Laboratories in Stamford as a research engineer. He is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

As a Christmas present in 1995, his wife, Kathy, enrolled him in a watercolor class at the Silvermine School of Art, where he continues to study. He trained with George Sutherland for many years, learning the numerous styles and painting methods he presented.

Gravereaux enjoys watercolor painting as a hobby. His art has been on display at various venues in the local area, and he has been commissioned to paint many outdoor scenes of homes, waterfronts and country landscapes.

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The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For information, call 203-662-1090.