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Amy Sorrell

Amy Sorrell

Summersville, WV

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My art is as much as part of me as the canvas it is displayed on. I become inspired by the world around me and the culture I live in. My eye sees the ordinary as extraordinary and I create my impression of it upon the canvas. Whether painting of my Spanish roots or ancient walls, whether of whimsical horses or majestic mountains, I desire to bring it to life in your eye as well.

Bold colors and different textures are the signature of my work. I enjoy strong pigments mixed and swirled as though it is dancing from my brush. The texture adds a measure of interest that is fleeting on a flat surface. As I represent a bull such as one would find upon a cave wall I want the viewer to imagine the texture of the stone, the cold dampness of the wall; I want the viewer to imagine the feel of the feathers of the owl perched on his branch. Each painting will evoke a thought, a memory, a smell of another time or place, one of pleasure and happiness.

My gift was passed to me from my great-grandmother. She spent hours painting still life and landscape paintings. I never met her but her art has been a part of my life on the walls of my family. I enjoyed art immensely growing up and I dedicated my time to self instruction for pleasure and hones my skills in a variety of mediums and styles. Now I feel I have discovered my style in the bright colors and a primitive, clean style.I enjoy the simplicity of the lines that direct the mind's eye to imagine movement, life, and adventure that each brush stroke lays upon the canvas. I desire my art to bring joy into the mind of each person who sees my art, and that their spirit would be lifted up to a higher plane.

 

Country Brushed by Amy Sorrell

 

Old Gauley Church by Amy Sorrell

 

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Amy Sorrell

 

Abandoned by Amy Sorrell

 

The Blue Barb by Amy Sorrell

 

The Teal Scratches by Amy Sorrell

 

Abby Crack by Amy Sorrell

 

The Red Shed by Amy Sorrell

 

The Old Whale by Amy Sorrell

 

Black Mold by Amy Sorrell

 

Carnifex lll by Amy Sorrell

 

A Gift by Amy Sorrell

 

Expect by Amy Sorrell

 

The Way by Amy Sorrell

 

Russian Basket by Amy Sorrell

 

Calms by Amy Sorrell

 

Sailors morning by Amy Sorrell

 

Peek in Past 2 by Amy Sorrell

 

On the Rail by Amy Sorrell

 

Salsa by Amy Sorrell