Ecclesiastes 3:9-13

April 13-May 28, 2015
Opening Reception: April 30, 5-7 p.m.

"Rochester Hop" by Nicholas Orell

"Rochester Hop" by Nicholas Orell

A current and retrospective collection of his work, Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 shows the evolution of the artist’s vision from an organic abstract expression to more subjective compositions and the merging of these techniques along the way.

Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 refers the a Bible passage which says that while we are alive, we have work to do and while we might not always see the big picture of life or the purpose of the work we do, finding satisfaction in ones work is a gift from God.

“This message echoes the joy I have had over the years as I have been able to explore expressive painting through a variety of subject materials,” explains Nicolas.

While the subject matter leans towards scenes from nature, some of his works have a human element attached, where beauty can be found in the obscure and ordinary.

Residing in Western Pennsylvania for most of his life, Nicolas works occasionally as in illustrator and graphic designer in addition to being a secondary education instructor and career advisor.