Drawn to the Mountain


1 JUNE  - 30 JUNE 2022

Most Hobartians, and even those a bit further afield, have a view of the mountain. We all have our favourite, and many derive great comfort and joy in looking to kunanyi. In this exhibition and book of the same name, Nola Parsons has shown us an array of perspectives in celebration of a mountain worth protecting and preserving for its wild and benevolent beauty.

Nola Parsons is a Hobart based artist. Her early career was in midwifery, but she has always harboured a passion for the arts and has practiced drawing and painting throughout her life. Nola is captivated by the transparency and translucency that can be obtained with watercolour, a convenient medium for Nola’s practice to draw and paint on location.

‘I love to draw with graphite, water soluble graphite and pen and ink. I often incorporate all these mediums into a painting. My subject of choice is natural and urban landscape. I like to do preliminary sketches at the scene, take some photos and then develop the work in the studio.

I have come late to the earnest pursuit of a harboured passion but reflect on my journey philosophically.  My role in midwifery was to partake in the miracle of birth. I now explore with equal fascination the passion for personal creativity and the joys of bringing life to a blank canvas.’

~ Nola Parsons

All works in this exhibition are unframed, but come mounted in off-white archival matte board secured on foam core, ready to frame.


Shop 8, 33 Salamanca Place, Battery Point, Tasmania 7004


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