Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Artist Peter D'amico died

I stopped into the House of Frames today to see how the folks were...had not seen them in awhile. While I was waiting, I was looking and admiring the art by Peter D'amico, an amazing Lake Worth artist who has been around this town for 40 years. I bought one of his paintings.

You used to see him at the Cultural Plaza on Friday nights. His talent with colors was amazing. I was told that he died from an overdose two weeks ago. Within one week, his brother Dino, who used to help him sell his paintings, died from the same thing.

His and his brother's body is at All County Funeral Home and Crematory on Lake Avenue.

Too many people are dying from overdoses in Lake Worth and Peter's life as well as his brother's was worth living.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any other details? This is very sad. What great artist.

Anonymous said...

The overdoses are self inflicted wounds. Did you ask him to become an addict. Sad is when something happens to an innocent. There is no innocence among heroin users. May God have Mercy on their Souls.

Lynn Anderson said...

He came from a dysfunctional family. His father was a Vietnam veteran who had an addiction problem. His mother was also screwed up or so I was told. He was around a lifetime of drugs. We will never understand why people get hooked. But we all know it is an epidemic that has affected our city, our state and our country. Seal the border. Don't allow these cartels to spread their filth in our country.

Anonymous said...

You say it as though it happens by accident. Like you were unlucky enough to be bitten by a mosquito. What, is a little heroin okay, and a lot not so good. You don't take that first hit! We live in a country full of enablers.

Anonymous said...

Heroin is destroying the community of hard working people trying to survive, bad parenting can be overcome without drugs unless one is weak.This sympathetic take on it only furthers the agenda of sober house operators which is $$$$. Deeming it a disease allows the pick pocketing of taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

To you, his life was worth living, but apparently to him it was not. When you discover an elixir that makes people like him want to live life to the fullest, please share it with the world.

Lynn Anderson said...

To me and to God, his life was worth living.
Opiate addiction is a disease that has destroyed the lives and families of millions. I don't understand it one bit or why someone even gets on an addictive drug but the "magic potion" would be to stop the drugs and the criminals importing and selling them.

Anonymous said...

They'll inject their veins with urine if there is nothing else around. Don't you understand that? If there was no demand, there would be no problem with supply.

Anonymous said...

These addicts have a death wish, innocent people get hurt and they cost all of us a fortune. One of these walking dead drove his car into a wall, it could have easily been a school bus full of children. I hate these addicts.

Anonymous said...

Today a drug dealer running from undercover police ran a stop sign hit a citizen in her car and crashed into the "treatment" center at n 16th and Federal.

Anonymous said...

I guess you would call that poetic justice. I hope the person in the car wasn't badly hurt.