Three new pieces in the studio. Left to right: Jesse 20×20; Sonny 36×36; Sigrid 20×20
Love the feel of these three pieces. Each carries his/her own personality and character, filled with ambiguity and charm, strength and concern. Their commonality lies in their uniqueness – a singular take on modern life and survival. Each individual is one of a kind, exceptional and extraordinary. Every human being carries a unique signature, like DNA, that reflects how life has been lived and how it’s to be continued. Rare, strange and different are high accolades, not something to be shunned. Better to stand out than fit in.
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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…
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.
This is a small sample of my solo Divergent Impulses at Calloway Fine Art & Consultingin 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.
This orange figure is 60×36 inches, acrylic and house paint on canvas by Washington, DC-artist Leslie M. Nolan
Very honored to be juried into the Spring Exhibit of the prestigious Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis. Originally planned for the Circle Gallery, the coronavirus pandemic has caused the exhibit to be online at the organization’s virtual Curve Gallery. Check it out at http://www.mdfedart.com.
A big thanks to juror Paul Reuther, artist and teacher at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. He also teaches at the Corcoran School of Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, DC. In addition, I want to highlight the terrific work of the talented staff of Maryland Federation of Art for their considerable efforts during this difficult period.
The exhibit is available online through May 30 and this piece is for sale.
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.
68″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.