Despite never having any formal art training, Nolon has been drawing all his life. As a child it was a passion he followed throughout school, and after taking a different turn to gain a degree in Mathematics from The University of Warwick, he soon returned to drawing. He began by specialising in human portraiture before moving onto drawing dogs. After a few years, Nolon decided it was time to move onto a subject which would give him more artistic freedom and so began drawing the local wildlife.
Each drawing can take anywhere from 30 to 100 hours to complete and Nolon has spent the last 10 years developing the skills and techniques which has resulted in his unique and instantly recognisable style. His approach is to give life and character to each of his subjects while achieving a high level of realism. Gaining inspiration from living in the Yorkshire Dales and the picturesque surroundings and varied wildlife around him, Nolon has gone on to create a large portfolio of work of both domestic and wild animals.
Working as a full-time artist based at his gallery in Masham in North Yorkshire, Nolon exhibits throughout North Yorkshire, attending many shows and exhibitions in the area. With an ever growing collectors base, both for his original artworks and limited edition prints, Nolon’s work can be found in homes and galleries throughout the UK.