Chris

Chris

Chris, 48×36 inches painting on canvas by Washington DC artist Leslie Nolan

Just completed this fun painting.  I love the feeling of it. The model exudes confidence and has the aura of a risk taker who can be relied upon without fail.  Part of my new Arctic series, this artwork captures the dichotomy between isolation and camaraderie, which is also the essence of adventure in the North, and of being at ease in one’s surroundings.

Arctic Series

IMG_20190824_150153107_BURST000_COVER

Marcus, 40″x30″ painting on canvas, by Washington DC artist Leslie M. Nolan

I’ve been working on a new series of paintings about the Arctic and Norway since a recent trip there.  These canvases try to convey the feel and emotion of the landscape, including its visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile qualities.  Unforgiving, yet magnificent, the area represents a uniquely challenging environment for people.  Beautiful and powerful.

Sylvie

sylvieindinginroom

Sylvie, 48×36 painting on canvas by Leslie Nolan, Washington, DC artist

Proud to display Sylvie, above, in the studio after this summer’s exhibition at CATO Institute’s “Freedom: Art as the Messenger” in Washington, DC.  Bold, stark, and arresting, Sylvie commands attention in a thoughtful way, open to many and varied interpretation.  While minimal in execution, it’s packed with potential in terms of content.  It looks great on any wall.  Contact me for purchase. Cheers

Raul

Raul

Raul, painting on canvas, by Washington DC artist Leslie M. Nolan

Just completed and available in the studio.  Sized 36×36 inches, Raul appears enigmatic with eyes that have much to say if only we could interpret them.  This kind of painting thrills me with its ambiguity and arresting quality.  It makes one think.  It’s not just pretty wallpaper.

Olaf

Gerard_36x36_acryliconcanvas_$4,200

36×36 painting on canvas by Washington, DC area artist Leslie M. Nolan

Newly completed and available in my Virginia studio. Contact me directly – leslie@leslienolan.com

Overland Park National Juried Exhibition

Rafe_2017_30x30_acryliconcanvas

Rafe, 30×30 acrylic on canvas by Washington, DC artist Leslie Nolan

Very honored to have two of my paintings selected for the prestigious City of Overland Park, KS, National Juried Exhibition.  Rafe, above, one of the selected works, is a wonderfully expressive painting that defines the fast pace of contemporary life and would look terrific either in the office or at home. It makes me think!  And, it seems to emanate both energy and wit, in addition to sporting a color palette that works with any wall.

Many thanks to the talented artist Johne Richardson who served as guest juror for the exhibition.