Laurie Wonfor Nolan

Visual Artist in Residence

A graduate of the Sheridan College Illustration program, Laurie started her career as a commercial artist in 1983. She began combining those skills with her love of the land in 1996 and three years later had her first solo show of large-scale ‘pleinair’ landscapes in Toronto. Her immediate, impressionistic approach to painting in the landscape expanded to include subjects such as still life, interiors and abstractions.

Live performance and event painting has also become a keen interest and Laurie has had the opportunity to share the stage with a diverse group of musicians including Liala Biali, Ben Grossman, Mike Murley, Rita Chiarelli and Jane Bunnett among others.

Laurie began teaching in 2008, offering a variety of classes and workshops. Her studio, now located in a renovated church in Ayr, ON has since become a haven for painters of all levels. In addition, she is honoured to be on the faculty of Dundas Valley School of Art.

Awards include the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for VisualArt in 2008 and the KW Women of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture in 2011.

For more information about classes, purchasing a painting, or to schedule a studio visit contact Laurie at:

LWN Studio: 3258 Roseville Road, Ayr ON, N0B 1E0