When three artists with varying styles, who paint using different mediums, get together to paint the same subjects, what you get is their individual ‘interpretation’ of those subjects. In this case the artists decided on the greater Lewes area for their material. Each of them then went out to photograph what interested them. Eventually they came back together, reviewed all the photos, and selected 12 subjects from which they would all paint, the goal being to put their own individual spin on a familiar scene. Coincidentally, because they were each required to paint some subjects that were not of their own choosing, this took them out of their comfort zone.
Bill Patterson has been actively involved in the arts for more than 50 years, both as teacher and painter. His inspiration comes from nature and in particular how colors, shapes and light interact. By working in oil, he can obtain the unique blending and glazing techniques that help him to express a specific mood, or convey a particular atmospheric condition
Isabel Pizzolato relocated to Delaware in 2007 on retirement from the banking industry. Her interest in many forms of art started much earlier, but due to the pressures of work she was only able to take the occasional workshop when time permitted. Upon retirement she chose to explore the world of watercolor. Numerous workshops with notable artists quickly developed her skills and soon lead to recognition in juried shows of the Delaware Watercolor Society where she has both Best in Show and Juror’s awards. She has signature status in this Society as well as the Baltimore Watercolor Society.
Nick Serratore also relocated to Delaware, but in 1996. He was immediately struck by the flat landscape and the remarkable palate of colors, the vast array of texture and the everchanging pattern of light and shadow that come with the different seasons. He loves the brilliance and immediacy that painting in pastel affords him. His objective is to render seemingly commonplace views softer, yet shot full of dramatic color, summoning both serenity and energy. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America.
A reception for the artists will be held on Sat, Nov 4, from 5-7 pm. The show may be previewed on the gallery website, www.peninsula-gallery.com and the gallery is located just across the canal bridge in Lewes at 520, East Savannah Rd. Call 302-645-0551 for additional information.