May 3, 2017

“Quiet Spaces” Coming To Artists’ Gallery

“SUMMER HARVEST”: This painting by Debbie Piscreta will be on display alongside the work of Gail Bracegirdle in the Artists’ Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Quiet Spaces,” that runs until June 4.

Recent work by Gail Bracegirdle and Debbie Pisacreta will be on display at the Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville from May 4 to June 4 for the “Quiet Spaces” exhibit. The opening reception will be Saturday, May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. Both Ms. Bracegirdle and Ms. Pisacreta’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. Ms. Bracegirdle’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. Ms. Pisacreta 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.

Artists’ Gallery is located at 18 Bridge Street, in the heart of Lambertville. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn more about the artists and schedule of events by visiting