Hemmerling Honored at Newport House Gallery

Newport House Gallery in Ellison Bay is honoring the work of gallery artist William Hemmerling with a showing of his most recent signed and numbered giclee prints. Hemmerling was a prolific painter of Southern themes. His most well known were the “Sweet Olive” figures which clearly captured the imaginative spirit of the artist. Hemmerling has been a contributing gallery artist, exhibiting his original works and giclee for the past ten years.

Hemmerling’s life was celebrated with a traditional jazz funeral in the French Quarter of New Orleans on June 19, 2009. He was born in 1943 and lived to the age of 66. Bill was an untrained artist who produced work for only 10 years, and left a large body of work, which has been actively sought by collectors.

In Bill’s words:

“I call myself a painter instead of an artist because I am self-taught. My inspiration comes from my life experience, my Catholic upbringing, and my faith. I paint on recycled materials and found objects using house paint and wood stain; my creativity is influenced by the uniqueness of the materials I use.

I paint from my imagination, but, sometimes it is not very realistic. Collectors who view my art use their imagination to take them to a place in their own minds.”

Hemmerling’s work may be seen at Newport House Gallery located at 12044 Highway 42, Ellison Bay. For more information call 920.854.2621.