Dundas Valley School of Art
Live Auction

Live Auction [Preview-Only]

Fri, Apr 14, 2023 08:00PM EDT
Lot 875

FORSYTHIA AND WARRIOR by Laurie Wonfor Nolan

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Artist: Laurie Wonfor Nolan
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 24'' x 40''
​​​​​​​Location: Loft


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About This Work
“A friend brought me these forsythia branches that she encouraged into their own private spring last February. ‘Forsythia and Warrior’ is a painting about hope and courage. I didn’t plan it that way when I arranged the set up. I usually just try for a pleasing arrangement of things. William Kentridge said, ‘I am an artist, my job is to make art, not sense’. In the end, I hope my work has meaning, but I try to let it happen without interfering.” 


Laurie’s rural home, studio and gallery space, once a former country church in Roseville (Ayr), Ontario, has become her personal haven and a creative sanctuary for her students. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections in Canada, USA, Italy, Germany and Austria.  
Awards include the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for Visual Art and the KW Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture. 


Artist Statement
As a child I made miniature animals out of plasticine... every animal I could think of or imagine. Someone smart said all children are artists. I had the encouragement of my family who thought I was miraculous. I had lovely art teachers in public school that were also very encouraging. I went to Sheridan Collage and studied illustration and graphic design and worked as a commercial artist for many years. At Dundas Valley School of art I studied with Catherine Gibbon and Jody Joseph and learned to paint from observation and with my heart. I look at art history and attempt to follow in the path of great painters. I ask questions, try not to bore myself and consider everything an experiment.





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