All Is Not Glam

Gunnar, 48×48 acrylic on canvas
Washington DC Artist Leslie Nolan in the Studio

It takes a lot of effort to install hanging wire, protective wrapping, box, and transport artwork from the studio to the gallery. Never mind the daily activity of submissions to exhibits, getting the word out, and all the nuts and bolts of being a working artist. Basically, it’s not all glamorous Non-creative work dominates if an artist expects the work to be sold and exhibited. The real saint in this endeavor remains the uncomplaining and patient assistant taking photos, putting screws in, and doing the heavy lifting.

Gunnar, above, is being wrapped for tomorrow’s transfer to the Allegany Arts Council along with Amy, which is also featured in the Cumberland MD exhibition August 6-27.

Amy and Gunnar Featured at Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland MD

“Amy” 48×48 painting on canvas by Washington DC-artist Leslie Nolan

Two of my artworks from 2021 are featured at the upcoming exhibition Marina to Mountains at the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD. This bold, exciting piece, “Amy,” is filled with contradiction. The overall soft color palette presents a calm, serene image which is offset by dynamic and electric black and red outlines. It proclaims that there is much more to Amy than what first appears.

Don’t you love a piece that encourages thinking? There are no simple answers here, only interpretations. I hope you enjoy the mystery of her as much as I enjoyed the making!

Located in the Schwab/Saville Galleries at Cumberland, MD, the exhibit opens with a reception August 6, 6-8 pm and closes August 27, 2022.