Despite never having any formal art training, Nolon has been drawing all his life. As a child it was a passion he followed throughout school, and after taking a different turn to gain a degree in Mathematics from The University of Warwick, he soon returned to drawing.  He began by specialising in human portraiture before moving onto drawing dogs. After a few years, Nolon decided it was time to move onto a subject which would give him more artistic freedom and so began drawing the local wildlife.