As an artist, Grace likes to use acrylics to capture the mood and nuances of everyday life. Her work in the bereavement field has propelled her to create work that affirms the consistent, positive details that are often overlooked in one’s hectic, sometimes overwhelming life. She has enjoyed capturing many of these moments in the scenery and people of South Jersey.
Grace Zambelli is a NJ Licensed Psychologist and an Art Therapist who has keen interest in art, psychology and helping others. Over the past thirty years, she has melded a professional career and a personal life that have combined these passions. Starting with BA degree from the College of New Jersey in Art Therapy and Psychology, she has used art to develop art therapy programs to help bereaved children and their families cope with death and loss. Grace also has a Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from Seton Hall University. She has authored numerous articles and several training manuals about the use of art and creative methods to positively facilitate the grieving process. Art making as therapeutic modality has been a primary way for her to work with children in private practice.
Grace's paintings have been exhibited at institutions throughout the state including the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Ocean City Arts Center, the Noyes Museum, the Watchung Arts Center, the Center for Contemporary Art and the Great Bay Art Gallery and the Arts on Asbury Gallery.
Her paintings have been accepted in the annual juried show at the Ocean City Cultural Arts Center. Her painting “Leonard’s Prize” received an honorable mention at the Visual Arts Center of NJ. She received an honorable mention for her painting “Baywatch in Ventnor” . Her work was also featured at the Watchung Arts Center where four of her paintings were accepted in the juried show featuring “People Doing Things.” Recently she received a special award for her painting “Soaking Up The Sun” at the annual Visual Arts Center member’s show. At the Ocean City Fine Arts League, she received the top prize for her painting “Doing AC” for the Jersey Strong exhibit in 2013. Grace is an Associate Artist (emerging artist) at the Noyes Museum. In 2014, Grace received a second place award for her painting “Bring Me a Dream in AC” from the Ocean City Fine Art League.
Please note that all of Grace's paintings presented on this website are acrylic on panel (or canvas) and range in size from 5x7 to 18x24 unless otherwise specified. Please don't hesitate to contact Grace for more information.