Interpretation exhibit at Peninsula to open with reception Nov. 4

November 1, 2017

Peninsula Gallery presents Interpretation, an exhibit running Saturday, Nov. 4, to Tuesday, Nov. 21. An opening reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday.

When three artists with varying styles, who paint using different mediums, get together to paint the same subjects, the results show their individual interpretations of those subjects. In this case, the artists decided on the greater Lewes area for their material. Each of them went out to photograph what interested them. Eventually they came back together, reviewed all the photos, and selected 12 subjects which they would all paint to put their own individual spin on a familiar scene. Because they were each required to paint some subjects that were not of their own choosing, this took them out of their comfort zones.

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 express a specific mood or convey a particular atmospheric condition.

Isobel 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 led 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 DWS as well as the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

Nick Serratore relocated to Delaware in 1996. He was immediately struck by the flat landscape and the remarkable palette of colors, the vast array of textures and the ever-changing patterns 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.

The gallery is just across the canal bridge at 520 East Savannah Road in Lewes. For more information or to preview the show, go to or call 302-645-0551.