This is the first painting of 2021 completed in the studio. The January chill in the air mandates bunbling up in painted layers of silk, flannel, wool, and down quilting. Perhaps that explains the choice of white and icy blue in Sara, above. The rust-red helps to impart a warmer feel to this free-wheeling painting. I think we should all be celebrating the move into a new year promising hope and change. Fingers crossed!
Honored to have two paintings in this prestigious exhibition juried and curated by George Billis of George Billis Gallery of NY and LA. Available online at http://www.artessexgallery.com through December 31, 2020.
Very excited to be featured in this article by Robert F. James in the Public Broadcasting Service online journal, Next Avenue. And, thanks to Danielle Glosser, Principal of Client Raiser, for putting us together.
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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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.
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.
I like the way this painting tackles the feeling of a man perfectly adapted to his surroundings, fully at ease and intent on his business, dealing with whatever needs to be accomplished despite or because of the weather. It exemplifies the spirit of individuals who are confident and capable — self-actualized. Qualities I greatly admire.
I’m honored to be representing Calloway Fine Arts & Consulting with this painting and one other (see the previous post) at the Current Art Fair in Richmond, VA. The fair runs from October 24-27 — a perfect drive during Fall. These exciting contemporary artworks would look terrific in any space. For more information: http://www.currentartfair.com
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