Naked to the Bone

This exciting solo exhibit features many of my newest abstract figurative paintings. Like all of my artwork, it explores the blur between reality and the imagined, depicting emotions and feelings.

The title Naked to the Bone is particularly apt because it comes from one of my favorite poems by Pacific Northwest poet Theodore Roethke, much celebrated in the 1950s and 1960s. The poem “Open House” expresses the emotion of having your innermost feelings on show – I think it has particular relevance for this special exhibition:

“My secrets cry aloud…I’m naked to the bone”

d”Art Center Norfolk, VA Solo Exhibition

Am selecting pieces from the studio for my upcoming solo exhibit at d’Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia July 1 – 25, 2021. This newly completed painting, Roy 48×48 inches, may make the cut. I particularly like the way the black color grounds and strengthens the figure, making a powerful and compelling statement against the lush background. It epitomizes the rich relationship between ourselves and our surroundings, often at odds, yet inevitably part of one another.

d”Art Center Norfolk, VA Solo Exhibition

Next Avenue

https://www.nextavenue.org/4-second-act-artists-picturing-success/

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.

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

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.

 

 

 

 

Curve Gallery Maryland Federation of Art

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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 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.

Current Art Fair – Gerard

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Washington DC Artist Leslie Nolan Gerard, 40″x30″

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.

Current Art Fair, Richmond, VA

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Hal, 40×30 inch painting by Leslie Nolan

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