kunanyi from Risdon Zinc Works
51cm x 34cm
Drawn to the Mountain - Views of kunanyi
Nola Parsons is a Hobart based artist. Her early career was in midwifery, but Nola always harboured a passion for the arts and has practiced drawing and painting throughout her life.
Nola ventured into ceramics in the 1990’s, completing a certificate of ceramics at TasTAFE in 1996, and it was after this that she opted to pursue painting more seriously. Nola experimented with oils, acrylics and pastels, but it was the allure of watercolour that finally prevailed. The artist was captivated by the transparency and translucency that can be obtained. Nola's practice is to draw and paint on location, and in this regard, watercolour is a convenient medium.
'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