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Peter Bragino

Peter Bragino

Amityville, New York

At the age of 30, I almost lost everything to drug addiction. This book chronicles my pursuit to achieve my childhood dream of becoming an artist.

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Peter Bragino is a multi-discipline, mixed-media artist, designer, treasure hunter, and soul searcher. No matter the medium, his art has always been a manifestation of his personal spiritual journey and recovery. He shares his vision with the world in the hope of inspiring a deeper connection between you, the viewer, and your own life journey. He makes art to encourage people to live deeply, love fearlessly, and to appreciate this heavenly place called Earth.

After serving in the Marine Corps for five years, he began his artistic career as a freelance airbrush artist in California. He fell deeply in love with the process of creation and quickly moved on to painting on canvas and creating his own visions. Four years to the date of leaving the Marines, while deep in the throes of addiction--and experiencing recurrent suicidal ideations--he was arrested for drug possession and placed into a one-year court appointed rehabilitation program. Upon completion of the program he moved back to New York to study classical drawing and begin his career as a fine artist.

From the age of 30 on, he has spent well over 7,500 hours honing his craft, at least 5,000 of which were spent drawing the human figure from life. From this, he's created over 40 sketchbooks, thousands of drawings, and hundreds of paintings and three-dimensional works.
Message has always trumped medium. Whether through drawing, murals, sculpture, jewelry, or painting he wants the viewer to see through his eyes how beautiful he believes the world is: to appreciate the Sacred Mysteries of Life. He turned struggle into both art and music--both of which saved his life. Most of all he wants you to remember that dreams really can come true if you dedicate yourself fully to their pursuit and maintain the faith to allow them to be born.

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Update #8 - Publishing World Insights... June 14, 2018

My friends, I'm reaching out today to give you an update on the happenings over here. It seems that negotiating within the world of publishing is something that I underestimated. What I mean by that is I thought it would go smoother than it has. 

I've spent the past month and a half going back and forth with a publisher that I was interested in for publishing this book but after all that time trying to work out an agreement it appears that I need to go in another direction. 

So, as of now, I'm back to square one looking for a new publisher to represent this book. 

I appreciate your incredible patience while I try to navigate these waters and bring this book to print. In the end there are certain things that I'm not willing to compromise on. The integrity of this book and the message that it brings are worth the extra time that it's taking to come to an agreeable contract for creating this book. 

I will continue to keep you up to date on everything. 
Thanks again for your patience.

Pete