In the studio

There’s something about September in the studio. With the door open to the woods outside, the air feels different. Like the coming of fall. Full of hope and refreshing cool breezes. One of my favorite collectors left the studio yesterday with a captivating large artwork for a new space. As always, I’m humbled when collectors knock on my door for more. And, I’m on fire to do more…

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I Went, Not Looking Back, 36×36 painting on canvas by Washington, DC artist Leslie M. Nolan

I’m so honored to have my enigmatic painting on the cover of the September 2020 issue of American Psychologist Journal. Now in the custody of one of my collectors, this painting has always been one of my favorites. I like the color, the movement, and the ambiguity. I feel yellow always conveys hopeful and positive emotions

The title comes from a poem by Theodore Roethke, a Pacific Northwest poet much beloved during my undergraduate years. Both poem and painting exude a sense of loss as well as moving on into the future. The image imagines a confidence and purpose as the figure continues on the journey. More on this in a future post.

Happy fall to all of you.

New Artwork – New Exhibit

img_20200520_140116595This is a small sample of my solo Divergent Impulses at Calloway Fine Art & Consulting in Washington, DC, available online through June 5.  All new and exciting figurative work out of my imagination. Most of the 15 paintings featured in the show are 36×48 canvases. I think they make any room in the home or office more interesting.

Check out:

https://callowayart.com/divergent-impulses

 

Divergent Images @callowayart.com

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

My solo exhibit at Calloway Fine Art & Consulting is now available online for viewing and for purchasing:

http://callowayart.com/divergent-impulses

You’ll find 15 artworks as well as a video featuring a visit with me behind the scenes in my studio.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Solo Exhibit in Washington, DC

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In May 2020 Calloway Fine Art & Consulting features my newest artworks in an exciting solo virtual exhibition @callowayart.com.  While the virtual nature of this show is the result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,  happily these new paintings on canvas can all be viewed online at your leisure and from the safety of your home.

Titled Divergent Impulses, the canvases in this all-figurative exhibit tell multiple stories, unique to the imaginary individual portrayed. With an array of color, body language and texture, the artworks blur the real with the imagined by focusing on emotions and impulses of the moment.

More details to follow. In the interim, enjoy the above image Scott, 48×36 acrylic painting on canvas.

 

New Work in Studio

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IMG_20200211_21010539668″x64″ mixed media on canvas, titled Jenna, in the studio. Bigger is definitely better and more fun.  This charming, clever gal makes a terrific addition to any space, forming a witty backdrop to conversation and creativity.  Contact the artist for purchase.

In Situ

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It’s important to see artwork in a room to envision how it might look to live with every day.  I prefer art that commands attention, catches at a glance, and doesn’t blend into the wallpaper.  This sitting room is made vibrant and relevant with interesting, dynamic paintings filled with color and attitude. It looks young and filled with potential.  Check out my artwork available at Calloway Fine Art & Consulting in Washington, DC’s prestigious Georgetown area.

Josie

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Josie – 48″x36″ painting by Washington DC artist Leslie M. Nolan

This painting proved to be a joy.  A young woman in a hoodie, she sometimes appears Madonna-like, then later as a wide-eyed gamine.  Either way she exudes an arresting, fresh quality that could be every lass.  Available in the studio.