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 & GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Great North Art Show, Ripon - 2017, 2015 & 2014
Solo Exhibition, Chantry House Gallery - 2016
The Priory Art Exhibition, Wetherby - 2016 & 2011
North Yorkshire Open Studios - 2014
RHS Harlow Carr Exhibition - 2009 to 2014
Dales Countryside Museum Exhibition - 2013
Masham Arts Festival Exhibition - 2009, 2011, 2013
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
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Nolon Stacey Gallery
Opened in April 2013, The Nolon Stacey Gallery is both the gallery and working studio of British wildlife artist Nolon Stacey. The gallery stocks Nolon's original pencil and charcoal drawings, as well as the entire range of limited edition British wildlife prints, open edition dog prints, greetings cards and drawing tutorial books.
In addition to stocking the entire range of Nolon's work, The Nolon Stacey Gallery also stocks work by some of Yorkshire's finest arts and crafts people, including ceramicist Elisabeth Bailey, sculptor John Rattenbury, and British bird artist Gareth Watling.
Masham, in Lower Wensleydale is a perfect spot to explore the Yorkshire Dales and the towns and cities of Ripon, Harrogate, York, and Richmond.
Masham has a vibrant community with plenty of shops and attractions to explore. As well as The Nolon Stacey Gallery, the market square is also home to The Masham Gallery, and Birdhouse Interiors. You can satisfy your sweet tooth by visiting Bah Humbugs Sweet Shop or Joneva's Confectionary - or sample some famous ales during a brewery tour at Theakstons or Black Sheep Brewery.
For more information about Masham, visit: www.visitmasham.com
The Nolon Stacey Gallery is located in the historic Yorkshire Dales market town of Masham. You can find us in the Market Place, in the corner by St Mary's Church and down the side of Johnny Baghdad's Cafe.
52 Market Place
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