Green dawn

Green dawn

Acrylic on canvas 76 x 102 cm/ 30 x 40 inch US$3100

No Flamboyant Monument

No Flamboyant Monument

Oil on Linen 71 x 71 cm/28 x 28 inch US$2600

Dim not your flame phantastica

Dim not your flame phantastica

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 76 cm/24 x 30 inch US$2100

Violet laden muse

Violet laden muse

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 76 cm/24 x 30 inch US$2100

Phaons Return

Phaons Return

Acrylic on linen 60 x 91 cm/24 x 36 inch US$2300

Geologies

Geologies

Acrylic and oil on linen 30 x 61 cm/12 x 24 inch US$1300

The Emeralds are Singing

The Emeralds are Singing

Acrylic on Canvas 76 x 61 cm/30 x 24 inch US$2100

I've lived in the country long enough to know its wild joys

I've lived in the country long enough to know its wild joys

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 91 cm/24 x 36 inch US$2800

Halcyon Wish

Halcyon Wish

Acrylic oil and gold leaf on canvas 71 x 71 cm/28 x 28 inch US$2300

Simultane

Simultane

Acrylic on canvas 102 x 76 cm/40 x 30 inch US$2800

JO NOLAN

My abstract paintings flow from a cumulative understanding of the encounters of life.  I value a daily practice of documentation from which emerges both intimate exploratory pieces and open works. Materiality is fundamental to my practice.  I am a voracious collector of natural objects.  These objects act as conduits to deeper reflections that inform my painting or sometimes may become materials in themselves.  Reading poetry informs my practice, as does a physical engagement with the landscape. These can evoke memories and interpretations, which can be expressed through colour and form.  I prefer to work with automatic drawing although figuration is sometimes present.  I have practiced calligraphy since childhood and calligraphic forms sometimes emerge in my work. I believe it is vital for my practice to comprehend the historical paths leading to the present moment in which I practice. 

Jo Nolan grew up on the North Coast of Australia in a home where painting, music and poetry were a part of the daily routine.  As a child she regularly enjoyed a plein air painting and making with her family.  Beyond school, her initial practice was as a lawyer.  However, maturation has led her back to her fundamental practice.  Jo now lives in Castlecrag where she is intimately connected with the bushland and the historically significant architecture of Burley Griffin.   Jo has been studying pure abstraction, art history and art historical techniques with Charlie Sheard.  She is completing a Master of Art at the University of New South Wales.  Jo is currently working with watercolour, oil, acrylic and encaustics.  

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