Local artist Nick Hill has joined forces with Acorn Arts to present a collaboration of work at local eatery Oscar’s on the Square, St Leonards which will run throughout December, Wednesday-Sunday, 12noon-10pm.
Nick’s exhibits reflect various aspects of his working practice including mixed media, canvasses, watercoloured etching prints and watercolours.
Nick says his work comes from the heart, and his creativity is essentially a coping method for dealing with depression and mental health issues and is a strategy for releasing endorphins. “The creative aspect of my practice is the important part,” he said. “Exhibiting and selling really do come on a back burner. Most of the money I get from my own sales tends to go towards charities of my choice. Most of the money I get from my own sales tends to go towards charities of my choice. This year I have raised money through solo shows, group shows, and my own DVD and Book sales at Southwater Area Community Centre, for the charities MIND, Hastings for Refugees, a cancer charity for children based in Tunbridge Wells and the Seaview centre.”
Acorn Arts output consists of paintings on canvas. The exhibition displays some of the visual arts exercises used in their creativity workshops on a backdrop of Malevich’s famous black square.
Acorn Arts is a member of Zoom Arts collective, and Sandra Martindale from Acorn Arts said: “Creativity is an essential part of our lives. No one is truly happy unless they are creating somewhere in their lives, it’s a vital part of problem solving, it underpins all success in life, and it’s outright fun.”