Quiet Spacesfeaturing: Gail Bracegirdle and Debbie Pisacreta
This show runs from May 4, 2017 until June 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 13, 4-8 pm
"Quiet Spaces" - recent work by Gail Bracegirdle and Debbie Pisacreta.
Both Gail and Debbie's paintings evoke a quiet and calm feeling where the choice of subjects and the use of muted palettes contribute to the sense of contemplation and reflection that both artists feel when they paint.
Gail Bracegirdle's watercolors are filled with light and color. She prefers to work from life or from sketches made on location in order to observe the effects of direct and reflected light and shadow on her subject. Gail's goal in painting is "to capture the illusion of movement or sound, a quiet moment, a momentary pleasure, an intriguing juxtaposition of images, light and shadow."
Debbie Pisacreta also works directly from life. A plein-air landscape painter from Lambertville, her oil paintings depict the gentleness of the town, the river, and the surrounding farms. Debbie says "I paint on location as much as possible and often make multiple sketches and studies for my painting until I feel I have captured my emotional connection with the scene. My goal is to create a visual story that communicates the feeling of that place and time."
Both artists have exhibited extensively and won awards locally. Gail Bracegirdle is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society whose work is in private collections in the United States, Europe and Australia. Debbie Pisacreta has participated in many local plein-air events including the Lambertville Historical Society's plein air auction for the last three years.
The exhibit will be up from May 4 to June 4 at Artists' Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. The Opening Reception will be held Saturday, May 13, 4 - 8pm.