Her goal is simple, make pictures that fulfill her clients needs and wants. This allows her to be an artist, the artist whose favourite subject is horses. Horses of all sorts.
Her pictures are for those seeking works for smaller modern spaces. Domestic animals and their people, in formal or informal settings, in the home, in the barn, ring or field. She”s won a few awards,, had a few solo and many group exhibitions along the way.
Nola has been a professional visual artist since her first sale in 1967, a graphite image from life of an elderly horse in a paddock. However, after graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1974 (AOCA Communications & Design) she successfully imagined, designed, built and installed seasonal décor for all the major retail chains and shopping center developers and was Santa's elf designer for his local homes. At the same her horse portraits were placed in private collections along side the works of Cornelius Kreighoff, Tom Forestall, George MacLean and Alex Colville. She has worked across Canada, the United States and abroad.
Four Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Posters, told the story of the Fair. 2006 “A Royal ABC”, 2007 “75 Years of Innovation”, 2008 “Celebrating the Best of the Best”, and 2009 “A Royal 123”. “ABC Muskoka” a little book of lino cuts is in its 7th printing, has gone around the world, was cited for it economic impact in Muskoka in 2011. The Heritage Sports Project, 1521 images examine the development of equipment and playing sites of the NFL, NHL, MLB, NBA and NCAA from 1868 to 2013.
In 2017, in partnership with the Toronto Mounted Unit at the CNE Horse Palace, her group of horse loving artists studied the Mounted Unit and leaned to Look, See & Draw Just Horses from Life, no cameras.
Nola is a signing member of the Toronto Watercolour Society, an associate of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Editor of the Banbury Brief of The Banbury Studio, also The Colored Pencil Society of America and the East York Garden Club.
Create images everyday. Teach others the skills they need to make their pictures, better.
Create works by private treaty commission for others. They may be portraits, often they are much much, more.