About BERNARD NOLAN

There are beautiful places and I have to paint them. The coastal Georgia landscape has captured me with its wild rugged vastness. You could get lost in the marshes and barrier islands which I sometimes would gladly volunteer to do. It is absolutely my favorite place on earth. Western North Carolina is another area that brings such serenity and a desire for me to paint. Last summer, in Blowing Rock, I took the most amazing and stunning walk of my life. The light was just right in the late afternoon and the vistas seemed to go on forever. To capture a moment like that in time is a treasure that must be shared with others. Venturing into the city is just as interesting in its own way. Strong sunlight on buildings casting long shadows is so pleasing to the eye. All of the back alleys and out of the way places that no one sees beauty in, well, it is there and I am here to capture it. God created me to be a painter and it is my duty to use it to glorify His creation and use my gifts for the enjoyment of others.

 Contact for a commission at: bernardnolanart@gmail.com

 

RESUME

Born:

Atlanta, Georgia, 1976.

Exhibitions (*Solo Shows)

1997             Small Works Show, Exhibit A, Savannah, GA

1998             Off Campus Show, Bergen Hall, Savannah, GA

1998             Senior Show, Bergen Hall, Savannah, GA

2000            Group Exhibition, Gallery 28, Savannah, GA

2000            Group Exhibition, Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport, Savannah, GA

2001             *The Old Georgian Inn, Savannah, GA 

2002             Holiday Splendor, The Sandfly Gallery, Savannah, GA

2003             Sandfly Gallery Group Exhibition, Savannah, GA

2007             Opposites Attract Joint Exhibit, Browns Farm Clubhouse, Powder Springs, GA

2009             Metro Montage IX Exhibition, Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

2010              Metro Montage X Exhibition, Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

2011               Metro Montage XI  Exhibition, Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

2012              Metro Montage XII Exhibition, Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA

2012              Art & Design Show House for MCMA, Marietta, GA

2014              Metro Montage XIV Exhibition, Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA  

2017              Metro Montage XV Exhibition, Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta , GA 

2017              Small Works Show, Shop SCAD, Savannah, GA

2018             The Art of Georgia III: Celebrating Home, State Capitol Building Atlanta, GA

2018             Breathing Realism, Joint Show at New Creation Arts, Marietta, Georgia

2018            Emory at Acworth, Acworth, Georgia 

Selected Commissions (Private)

1999             Craig Sumner, Savannah, GA. “Tryptic on E. Bolton Street”, 12 x 36 oil on canvas         

1999             Mark McDonald,  Savannah, GA. “View From E. Bolton Street”, 11x 14 oil on panel

2001             Paula Herndon, Savannah, GA. House Portrait, 20 x 24, oil on canvas

2001             Steve Fuller, Savannah, Ga. House Portrait, 20 x 24, oil on panel 

2010             Brent Boyle, Marietta, GA. “Montreal Skyline” 12 x 30, oil on panel

2011              Elise and John Ratliff, Atlanta, GA. “ Transitions” 24 x 32 ink on paper

2012             David Westall, Powder Springs, GA. “Two Torches of Truth” 24 x 32 pen and ink

2014             Bill Ratliff, Birmingham, AL. House Portrait, 8 x 10 pen and ink

2015             David Hall, Powder Springs, GA. “The Girls” 20 x 24 graphite on paper

Selected Corporate Commissions (*Publications)

1998             *Savannah College of Art and Design Off Campus Programs '98

2009           *Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA, Bulletin, pen and ink

2015             Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA, 20 x 24 Portrait for  Pastor Smit

2015             Mesh Design, Baton Rouge, LA, “Creativity at Work” 24 x 32 ink on paper

2016            *Cover Art for Twenty Messages to Consider Before Voting, David W. Hall

2018            * Marietta Daily Journal, Life & Style Sunday, February 11, 2018

2018            *Our Town Monthly Magazine

Selected Private Collectors

-Matthew Chalverus, Alpharetta, GA. “The Loop” 24 x 36 oil on panel. Assorted linoleum prints, 

Illustrations, majority of earlier work

-Geoff Stevens, Boston, MS. “Savannah Night Scene” 11 x 14 oil on panel

-Mary Cupps, Columbus, Ohio. “Merita Bread Trucks” 11 x 14 oil on panel

-Greg Jacobs, Savannah, GA. “Starland Dairy” 11 x 14 oil on panel

-Mark McDonald, Savannah, GA. “View From 412 E. Bolton” 11 x 14 oil on panel 

-Mr. and Mrs. James Steele, Blowing Rock, NC. Multiple Plein Airs of Blue Ridge Mountains, 8 x 10's, 11 x 14's, oil on panel

-Ken Cutler, Minneapolis, MN. “Tybee Lighthouse” 11 x 14 oil on panel 

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, B.F.A. Painting, 1998