Nonan’s Art—A Visual Reality by Benjie de Ubago

Elizabeth Nonan, a realist artist, steps out of the shadows to stage a one woman art exhibit on Saturday, 15 October 2011. The exhibit will be held from 3:00pm to 10:00pm at The Sydney International Cultural Centre, Erskine Events and Exhibitions at 72 Erskine Street, Sydney.

Nonan is a rare find and her revelation of herself as an artist is definitely a surprise. Elizabeth is a Filipina who grew up in an artistic family environment but is one of the luckier siblings who inherited the creative talent and passion for art. She’s been in Australia for over 25 years.

Her art exhibit, “Oil on Canvas” is a compilation of her years of work capturing life’s reality at its very core. Her subjects range from animals, floral themes, everyday scenes, portraits and seascapes.

With each brush stroke, she brings to life the most common everyday subjects as expressed on canvas in vibrant, vivid colours. Her portraits are truthful and accurate representation of her subjects, revealing every strand and fiber, and thus demonstrating her acute sense to detail. Likewise, her seascapes flaunt the magnificence of the seas and reflect her profound love of nature.

With modesty and humility, Elizabeth extends her personal invitation to the community to see and enjoy her works of art. “I’m ready and now I would like to share my passion for art with the community,” says Elizabeth. “It’ll be a visual feast,” she adds.

Proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick, another subject close to Nonan’s heart.

The official opening is scheduled for 3pm and cocktails will be served for attendees. For further details, contact Josephine Machler who happens to be the artist’s sister and who has taken on the role of the Exhibit’s Promotions manager on 0412 893 454.