The February and March Art For The Health Of It exhibit at the Hannibal Arts Council’s satellite gallery at the Hannibal Clinic features Quincy artist Nick Sorrill. Sorrill is a frequent exhibitor at the Hannibal Arts Council with his paintings and encaustic works. Art For The Health Of It was created as a year-round partnership between the Hannibal Arts Council and Hannibal Clinic. The exhibit series features original works by local artists and may be viewed in the Clinic’s west entrance reception/waiting area.Hannibal Arts Council
Some insight from Nick regarding his featured pieces:
“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to put my work out there for people to see. Wherever there is wall space, I’m looking to add some texture and color to it.
This series has duel qualities because it is a combination of work completed at different times. Five of them were done during a demonstration booth I put on at the Quincy Artfest 2019 hosted at the Quincy Art Center. There I showed the public my method of encaustic painting using the accretion method.
The other two sensation pieces were done recently within the last month or so. Both utilizing the accretion method and focusing on color to achieve a certain feel.
Accretion is a term that describes the process of growth or increase, typically by the gradual accumulation of layers of matter. I can relate my style of encaustic painting to this process by which the wax is built up through this gradual layering process. It reminds of the way that particles of dust and stone are manipulated by other elements like water, wind, and fire to create mountains and valleys and everything else in between and beyond.
Looking to the future, I’m very excited about couple other things I have lined up in 2020. First, I’m planning to attend the Art World Conference in Chicago, Illinois in September. Then, I’ll be hosting a solo exhibition in the Heath Center Art Gallery at John Wood Community College in October. The HCAG has a lot of wall space and I’m excited about the fun I’m going to have, filling it all up!”
Nicholas D. Sorrill: Gallery Artist