By permission of the artistThe Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece Exhibitions of works by American contemporary Impressionist painter Karla Nolan (born 1948 in Grand Junction, Colorado).
 

Karla Nolan (nee Koppel) has lived in Colorado for the majority of her life.  She resided in St. Louis, Missouri, for five years and in Maplewood, New Jersey, for ten years.  Living close to New York City was a determining factor in becoming a visual artist, as she could easily travel into the City and visit major museums and galleries. Her father influenced her greatly, also, as he was a pastelist, as well as a talented portraitist.  Karla met her husband, Don, in college.  He has been extremely encouraging in her desire to paint in various media.


Known for her vibrant colors and experimental techniques, she is primarily self-taught and has taken classes in oil and in pastel painting from Clive TylerDaniel Edmondson and Lani Vlandereen. Karla enjoys painting landscapes, skyscapes, and travel memories, as well as floral inspirations.  Her painting style could be categorized as "abstract realism" or "realism abstracted".  
 

During 2011 she discovered that she had Stage One breast cancer, which put her art career on hold for 18 months. She has recovered from both radiation and surgery treatments and resumed her daily painting

In 2003 Karla won the Ninth Annual Northern Colorado Artists Association (NCAA) "Paint the Town" First Place Award and in late 2004 the Edgar Degas Pastel Award from the Colorado Coalition of Artists (CoCOA) National Fall Show.  Her works are in private collections throughout the U.S. and overseas and available at several galleries and online

 

                                   

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"Lightning From the Heavens"

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Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist

 

Karla Nolan (Born 1948)

   

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Gallery #122 

 

 

December 21, 2014

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Water Droplets

Water Droplets

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Budding Tree

Budding Tree

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Fallen Apples

Fallen Apples

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Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

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Ray of Light

Ray of Light

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Bloom

Bloom

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Dew

Dew

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Tranquil forest

Tranquil forest

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Lilly Pond

Lilly Pond

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Karla Nolan - Lightning From the Heavens

Karla Nolan - Lightning From the Heavens

Karla Nolan - Trees In Change

Karla Nolan - Trees In Change

Karla Nolan - Cliffs of Moher

Karla Nolan - Cliffs of Moher

Karla Nolan - Autumn Leaf Storm

Karla Nolan - Autumn Leaf Storm

Karla Nolan - A Taste of Utah, Capitol Reef

Karla Nolan - Just Before the Rain Falls

Karla Nolan - Just Before the Rain Falls

Karla Nolan - Pingree Park Dusk III

Karla Nolan - Pingree Park Dusk III

Karla Nolan - Newport Harbor Dusk

Karla Nolan - Newport Harbor Dusk

Karla Nolan - Sailing at Sunset II

Karla Nolan - Sailing at Sunset II

Karla Nolan - Country Houses, Burgundy, France

Karla Nolan - Country Houses, Burgundy, France

Karla Nolan - Shoreline Sunset

Karla Nolan - Shoreline Sunset

Karla Nolan - Feroce (Fierce)

Karla Nolan - Feroce (Fierce)

                                       

 

                                               

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                     ARTIST'S STATEMENT

 

"Life is an onion and one peels it crying." -- French proverb

 

"Escapism.  Defying time.  Serenity and solace.  Reliving and recalling treasured moments.  These are the reasons I paint and produce artwork.  The acts of creativity are surely some of the most pleasant and yet difficult of all experiences.  Color and form are my special friends.  The challenge of perfecting the artwork is monumental and exhilarating.  This effort has grown to be both friend and family, which are the two most important aspects of my life." 
 

"Life is short, use color!" -- Karla Nolan