About The Artist
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.
Each drawing can take anywhere from 30 to 100 hours to complete and Nolon has spent the last 10 years developing the skills and techniques which has resulted in his unique and instantly recognisable style. His approach is to give life and character to each of his subjects while achieving a high level of realism. Gaining inspiration from living in the Yorkshire Dales and the picturesque surroundings and varied wildlife around him, Nolon has gone on to create a large portfolio of work of both domestic and wild animals.
Working as a full-time artist based at his gallery in Masham in North Yorkshire, Nolon exhibits throughout North Yorkshire, attending many shows and exhibitions in the area. With an ever growing collectors base, both for his original artworks and limited edition prints, Nolon’s work can be found in homes and galleries throughout the UK.
Solo and Group Exhibitions
Solo Exhibition, Chantry House Gallery, Ripley - 2016
The Priory Art Exhibition, The Priory, Wetherby - 2016 & 2011
The Great North Art Show, Ripon Cathedral - 2014, 2015 &2017
North Yorkshire Open Studios, North Yorkshire - 2014
RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Summer Exhibition - 2009 to 2014
Dales Countryside Museum Exhibition, Hawes - 2013
Masham Arts Festival Exhibition, Masham - 2009, 2011, 2013
Chantry House Gallery Winter Exhibition, Ripley - 2011
Books by Nolon
Drawing Made Easy: Dogs and Puppies - Sole Author. Published by Walter Foster. ISBN: 978-1600580277
Drawing Made Easy: Dogs and Cats - Sole Author. Published by Walter Foster. ISBN: 978-1600581366
The Art of Drawing Animals - Joint Author. Published by Walter Foster. ISBN: 978-1600581304