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Symphonic Brushstrokes

Laurie Wonfor Nolan had her first solo show of large scale ‘plein aire’ landscapes opened in Toronto in December of 1999. Her immediate and honest approach to painting in the landscape now carries through to still life and urban subjects. In addition, her life drawings and animal studies are part of many collections where again, working directly from observation remains at the core.

Laurie currently teaches acrylics and offers workshops in ‘Fearless Painting’ at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts and was the 2008 recipient of the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for Visual Arts.

Recently live music performance painting has become a keen interest and Laurie has had the opportunity to share the stage with a diverse range of musicians which include the Liala Biali Trio, Brandi Desterheft, Mr. Rick and the Biscuits and Kris Roe of the Atari’s among others.

Laurie teams up with Ross Daly (violin) and Jason White (piano) for a stunning visual and musical experience of Symphonic Brushstrokes!

Symphonic Brushstrokes
has performed with the following
Symphony Orchestras:
  • TBA Your Symphony Orchestra!
  • Members of the Cambridge Community Orchestra (Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)
Your symphony will be the proud owner of the completed art work!
The piece will be touched up either the next day or brought home to Laurie's studio. It will then be photographed and returned to the symphony for display!

The photo images will be available to the symphony for future marketing and sales purposes. Please note that Laurie reserves the rights to the reproduction and requires a percentage of the sales of any and such reproductions, e.g. reprints, post cards, T-shirts, posters, etc.

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Reviews / Comments

November 08, 2008
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

In contrast to most community-based shows, the annual Juried Art Exhibition held by the Cambridge Centre for the Arts is varied and diverse. Celebrating its seventh year, the exhibition features 43 works by 31 artists spanning the spectrum of painting, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art, photography, printmaking, mixed media and collage. Typically, most of the work is representational -- portraits and figurative studies, landscapes and urbanscapes, nautical scenes and still life studies. But there's a fair bit of abstraction, in addition to some whimsy and fantasy to balance the naturalism. The work selected for the show is consistently strong, across all media. Juror Mary Misner, director of Cambridge Galleries, complimented the artists on both the quality and range of the work.
First prize goes to Laurie Wonfor Nolan for Still Life With Unexpected Cat, a large, assured acrylic exhibiting lovely handling of paint......... Community juried exhibitions offer barometric readings of local activity in the visual arts. Based on this annual offering, it's fair weather for art in Cambridge. rreid@ therecord.com Exhibition 7th Annual Juried Art Exhibition Cambridge Centre for the Arts On view through Nov. 22, 2008 519-622-9676

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Past Performances

1st place winner Chris Miller received $1,000 cash and a host of surprises, including...

his final live music performance portrait painted by Laurie Wonfor Nolan, side-stage.

Local commercial artist, Laurie Wonfor Nolan produced live music performance acrylic paintings of each of the finalists while they performed on stage.
Chris Miller Wins the
Waterloo Songwriters Competition
at Maxwells Music House
August 16th, 2009
Photo courtesy Bob Nolan

"Sound Sketch" - Cambridge Centre for the Arts
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Sat. June 6, 2009: 12 pm–3 pm all ages
Transform sound into images with artists Laurie Wonfor Nolan and Dan Roberts.
Experiment with painting and drawing exercises

while the Cambridge Community Orchestra plays a selection of inspiring pieces.

The Conductor (Pianist)
Members of
The Cambridge Community Orchestra
The Oboist
Member of
The Cambridge Community Orchestra

Local painter Laurie Wonfor Nolan, local musicians The Heathens and the Toronto based trio Mr. Rick and The Biscuits proved that on Saturday, May 17, 2008. The Heathens worked their magic early in the evening and set the scene for Mr. Rick and The Biscuits to take the stage while Laurie captured the moment on canvas as she painted the bands performance throughout the evening.

Great job to everyone involved!

This is exactly the type of setting that The Groove Kitchen was created for.

Mr. Rick & The Biscuits  

Little Sunday

Brandi Desterheft Ensemble: Brandi, Kris & Sly

Liala Biali Trio

Dave Mansel

Mandippal Jandu
Todd Donald
Zubin Thakkar

Kris Roe    

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Music Selections

Coming soon!

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