A Change of Viewpoint

Jan 08 2024

To celebrate  40 years of exploring colour, I’m proud to Introduce my new series of abstract work, A Change of Viewpoint.

I decided in 1984 that I would  take the path less travelled and pursue a career in the Visual Arts. In 2024, I am still on the same path, and still learning; it’s too late to turn back now! For this series I am using a limited palette of blues, taking a three dimensional journey on a two dimensional canvas, with inspirational Jazz music as my companion. Let’s see where it takes us.

Here is the first piece I created – A Change of Viewpoint – which is also the title of the series .

Acrylic, gesso, gel medium, varnish on stretched canvas 35cm x 28cm.


Andy Warhol arrives in John’s Gallery!

Nov 16 2023

Andy Warhol has now dropped into John’s Gallery!! Andy is joined by acquaintances like Marilyn Monroe, Dali, Elvis, Chairman Mao and Botticelli in the first tranche of John’s homage series “The Many Faces of Andy Warhol” to appear on this site.

John appears at ARTSOURCE

Nov 06 2023

John will be back in the RDS at ARTSOURCE, 10th to 12th November, stand J14.  His last RDS art fair was in 2003, 20 years ago.

His abstract and stylised art will be on view  as will his ongoing homage series to Andy Warhol, which he started in 2007


John Raises €4,000 for GOAL

May 28 2023

John is delighted to report that his painting “There’s a crack in  everything, that’s how the light gets in” achieved €4,000 in a recent auction on behalf of GOAL, supporting its work to alleviate suffering in Syria and Turkey in the wake of major earthquakes.

SeaRooms Gallery Closing – Update

Nov 27 2022

Due to high levels of interest, the Gallery is extending its closing sale for weekends or by appointment throughout December. Reductions of 33% on John’s originals and 20% on prints will continue until the Gallery’s doors close. John thanks Michael and everyone associated with the gallery over the past few years and offers good wishes to everyone for the future.

Closing down sale at The SeaRooms Gallery, Monkstown

Nov 23 2022

The SeaRooms Art Gallery in Monkstown, which has hosted John on many occasions over the past three years, and has exhibited his works on an ongoing basis, will sadly close its doors for the last time on 30 November.  In the lead up to closing, the Gallery is offering a 33% reduction on John’s seriously addictive original abstracts and a 20% reduction on prints. Ignore Black Friday and grab a colourful bargain!

John raises money for GOAL

May 31 2022

John is delighted that his abstract “The Language of Colour” achieved €4,500 at a recent auction on behalf of GOAL and its work to alleviate suffering in Ukraine.


Sep 15 2021

The SeaRooms Art Gallery, Monkstown is delighted to celebrate Culture Night @culturenightdub, this Friday 17th September, with a special, intimate, preview of John Nolan’s latest collection of inspiring Abstract paintings.

The official Exhibition opening of John’s wonderful ” INNER WORLD”, an exhibition of his Abstract Art, takes place at 5.00pm through to 8.00pm on Saturday the 18th, with live Jazz by Drazen and wine, early evening.
Wine by our friends, Gabriel and Pam @grapevine_dalkey

Embrace the Moment

Aug 09 2021

John is delighted to announce that his  abstract  “Embrace the Moment” has been selected for the  Royal Ulster Academy of Arts 140th Annual Exhibition.