Sorrel Wills is an artist living in Antrim. She studied Fine Craft Design at University of Ulster, Belfast. She graduated in 1994 and began a pottery business making fine bone china coffee-sets. Her clients included Harrods and Thomas Goode of Mayfair.
She stopped the pottery in 2000 to have a family as she found the needs of a baby and that of a kiln were incompatible. Sorrel spent many years working in the field of interior design before continuing in her artistic journey by becoming a full time painter. Sorrel has had solo exhibitions in the John Luke Gallery in Belfast, The Conservatory Gallery in Clotworthy Arts Centre in Antrim and also has two forthcoming solo exhibitions in Malone House, Belfast in May 2016 and the Linen Hall Library, Belfast in October and November 2016.
In her Paintings, Sorrel loves to capture the moods created by light. She loves to see the changes in the seasons and to venerate the beauty she sees, whether in a landscape, an interior or street scene: such as the reflections in a river or the great swathes of wild garlic which arrive in the spring near where she lives. She loves to paint our glimpses of sunshine and how the contrasting shade affects and enhances our landscape and everyday surroundings. She celebrates the greenness! and to capture the extraordinary in the everyday. She also enjoys capturing people as they go about their daily lives; the simple enjoyment of a walk or browsing in a shop