Art

"Lucinda" - Stencil art by James Nolan September 2015 On canvas 841mm x 1189 mm (33in.x47in.).

“Lucinda” – Stencil art by James Nolan September 2015 On canvas 841mm x 1189 mm (33in.x47in.).

Mark Nolan 2016

Mark Nolan 2016

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Fashion Illustration by Emily Nolan 2016

Fashion Illustration by Emily Nolan 2016

 

Painted Ladies San Francisco. By Mark Nolan 2012

Painted Ladies San Francisco. By Mark Nolan 2012

Cable car San Francisco. By Mark Nolan 2012

Cable car San Francisco. By Mark Nolan 2012

My first proper oil painting, by Mark Nolan 1980

My first proper oil painting, by Mark Nolan 1980

My first watercolor - by Mark Nolan 1981

My first watercolor – by Mark Nolan 1981

My second watercolor by Mark Nolan 1981

My second watercolor by Mark Nolan 1981

"Aberfeldy" By Mark Nolan 1980

“Aberfeldy” By Mark Nolan 1980

Bicycle flowers, By Mark Nolan 1994

Bicycle flowers, By Mark Nolan 1994

Portrait of James (1 of a pair) by Emily Nolan 2012

Portrait of James (1 of a pair) by Emily Nolan 2012

Brunswick outdoor toilet, by Mark Nolan 1991

Brunswick outdoor toilet, by Mark Nolan 1991

Hervey Bay By Mark Nolan 2006

Hervey Bay By Mark Nolan 2006

Flowers by Mark Nolan 2002

Flowers by Mark Nolan 2002

Worrock, By Mark nolan 1999

Worrock, By Mark nolan 1999

Portrait of James (2nd of a pair) By Emily Nolan 2012

Portrait of James (2nd of a pair) By Emily Nolan 2012

Pink Sculls by Emily Nolan 2013

Pink Sculls by Emily Nolan 2013

Washing, By Mark Nolan 2004

Washing, By Mark Nolan 2004

Emily Nolan as a baby, By Mark Nolan, 1996

Emily Nolan as a baby, By Mark Nolan, 1996

Watercolor at Jac and Geoff's, by Mark Nolan 1993

Watercolor at Jac and Geoff’s, by Mark Nolan 1993

Day at the beach, by Mark Nolan 2004

Day at the beach, by Mark Nolan 2004

Painting prop for my son's latest short film (James Nolan -Nolan Film) November 2014.

Painting prop for my son’s latest short film (James Nolan -Nolan Film) November 2014.

Painting prop for my Son's latest short film (James Nolan - Nolan Film) November 2014 - Mark Nolan

Painting prop for my Son’s latest short film (James Nolan – Nolan Film) November 2014 – Mark Nolan

8 Responses to Art

  1. Very cool stuff. Impressed!

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    • Nolsie says:

      Thankyou! I don’t paint enough. I’m lucky if I do 1 or 2 paintings a year, but I am getting back into it, as with the writing. It’s very relaxing, I tend to drift off into another world! Thankyou for taking a look!

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  2. Well hello. :0) I’m having a bit of tea before taking another final exam and just wanted to take the time to tell you that you’ve got a great style going with your art work. I think the best part is that you’ve passed it on through to Emily, and no doubt James too- maybe art of a different kind. :0) I’m an artist as well (not a painter) and most of my kids are visual artists/musicians (etc.) as well too. It lives on. I especially like your early watercolours. They have a thick, textural quality that is usually there because one hasn’t developed their style entirely, but for me, that when a person is at their best. Kind of like walking against the tide just to see what’s there. Regardless, your work is really wonderful, as is your writing. Thanks for sharing it. -Birgitta

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    • Nolsie says:

      Thankyou Birgitta! Very kind words. I’m very proud of my kids and their creativity. When they were young we always encouraged them to paint and draw and try different creative avenues, and we couldn’t be more happier that they have both chosen creative fields. Emily is doing third year Fashion Design and interning at fashion houses and doing very well, and James is doing year 12 – final year high school – doing Media Art (Film) and Studio Art, and I have to say his ink and stencilling works are amazing – I have never seen anything like them. He is a mad keen film-maker, and has made quite a few short films, music videos, and documentaries. Everything in film has already been done, you just have to see it differently, which I think he does. In his documentaries he manages to capture the moment before people realize he is filming them. That is the moment of totally natural thought. The techniques and equipment the students explore these days are far more interesting than back when I was at school, and you are correct about my early watercolors – I knew about color but really had no idea about watercolor technique, and basically painted as I would have done with oils (not a lot of “washing” going on at all!) I only ever did 3 watercolor paintings. I’m enjoying acrylics now. I just had a quick look at your blog and it looks amazing, so much going on! I will follow you and have a look through what you have been doing, as soon as I get a chance. Thankyou for dropping by and commenting on my stuff, will now stop by and take a wander through yours! Regards Mark (Nolsie)

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