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, 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, 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.
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.
Washington, DC Artist Leslie M. Nolan in her Virginia studio
These are two paintings from my new series of figures showing women striking the same pose. It proved to be a fun and challenging project. Completely out of my imagination, the figures more than fill the space of the canvas. They’re pink, purple, white, and black with bright-colored backgrounds. By adopting a confident, casual pose each figure exudes energy, independence and freedom. I like the feel of these paintings. They’re diverse, yet similar. They’re bold, yet not in your face. They seem to be celebrating both uniqueness and commonality — appealing concepts for all people.
Nigel, 48″x36,” acrylic on canvas by Washington, DC-artist Leslie M. Nolan
Nigel made its way to SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 with me and caused quite a stir at the JanKossen Projects booth. Filled with emotion, the painting features rich, thick, and creamy paint in large gestural sweeps. Drips, drops and smudges all add to a chaotic mix, much like life itself. Thanks to Jasmin Kossenjans and her terrific staff for taking good care of me and mine.
Selecting and packing artwork bound for SCOPE Art Pavilion Miami Beach this week. Drop by and see the show at JanKossen Contemporary, Booth H35, at 8th St and Ocean Drive in the heart of lively South Beach. Dates: December 4-9. https://scope-art.com
Glen, 48 x 36 inches, acrylic on canvas by Washington DC artist Leslie M. Nolan
Starting from a pose by my husband, I placed the figure in the rectangle to best advantage. The pose not only radiates strength, but also wistfulness, characteristic of young men coming into their own. Wanting to convey yearning, youth and energy, my color selections and brushwork express excitement and vibrancy to achieve those goals.
I very much like the raw feel of the piece. Doing more would give it a polished, slick look — the exact opposite for a young man with his whole life in front of him!