|Artist Name:||Nola Sindel|
|Art Groups:||Borderline Regional Artists Association|
Botanical Artists Society of Australia
Botanical Artists Society of Queensland
|State:||New South Wales|
The study of plants, animals and painting has always interested Nola, so after retiring in 2002 from a career in education she incorporated these into her artworks. Always a keen gardener, bush walker and observer of native wildlife, Nola has been able to develop this interest to capture the living world in her art. It is the fine detail and colour, and the clarity and precision needed in this form of art illustration that forms the basis of her artwork.
Living in the Tenterfield area, Nola is able to specialise in exotic plants for cool climates and the native plants of the Northern Tablelands and Granite belt, Birds that are attracted to her extensive garden also become subjects.
By focusing on botanical and wildlife art she has become more observant and aware, and is particularly interested in the way light changes colour and tone in nature. Working in watercolour, graphite and colour pencil, she includes fine detail to display the essence of each living species.
Influences and Inspiration
Gillian Rankin (Brisbane) and David Mackay (Armidale) in particular have had most positive influences in the development of her art.
Although not formally trained in visual arts, it has been through the participation of many workshops, visiting many galleries and exhibitions, and studying artworks that has helped Nola gain skills and experience in drawing and painting.
Art Group Memberships
Nola is a member of the Queensland Botanical Artists’ Society, Botanical Artists Society of Australia, Queensland Wildlife Artists’ Society and Borderline Regional Artists’ Association Inc.
Nola exhibits regularly through her local Art Societies and their associated galleries.
Awards & Achievements Include:
Nola was recently awarded both first and second prizes in Category 3 (Still Life) at the Tenterfield Show 2015, which was judged by Tanya Robertson-Cuninghame.
Contact the Artist
(02) 6736 1399