Library to show first south west solo exhibition by Peak District artist

The work of well-known Peak District artist Brian Nolan (1931-2019), will be on show for the first time in the south west at a solo exhibition in Salisbury Library in April.
With over 50 pictures to view, the exhibition will present many which are inspired by the natural world and for which the artist is most admired. Watercolour paintings of the landscape around his home near Kinder Scout will be included.
Nolan was a member of Manchester Academy of Fine Art and his work was often included in the Summer Exhibitions at the Royal Academy in London.
He worked in a range of mediums, but was predominantly a watercolour artist. He had an enduring fascination with it and enjoyed sharing his experience and techniques through articles he wrote for ‘The Artist’ and ‘Leisure Painter’ magazines.
The Brian Nolan Art Trust now looks after Brian’s work. It aims to establish and maintain a major collection of his art, exhibit it widely and promote watercolour painting.
Joanne Dean, chair of the trust, said: “Brian was inspired by change and continuity in the natural and human world, the cycle of seasons and days, growth and renewal. He often painted outdoors, walking familiar paths to observe and capture the landscape in a particular moment in time. The trust is delighted to have this opportunity to introduce his work to a wider audience.”
The exhibition will reflect the full range of Brian Nolan’s work. Still life pictures, portraits and a small number of abstract pictures are included.
5 to 29 April. Opening times: Monday, 10am to 7pm; Tuesday and Friday 9am to 7pm; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 9am to 5pm. Closed on Sundays and bank holidays. Free Admission

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