During the month of February, The Wesley Art gallery is featuring Wesley Health Care resident, Eleanor Rowlan Nobile. Eleanor has been creating paintings for more than seventy years. She has worked both on location and in the studio, mainly experimenting with various water soluble products and exploring different surfaces. Eleanor earned a B.S. in Art Education at Skidmore College and a M.A. in painting and printmaking at SUNY Albany. Later she was employed for 17 years as an art teacher in Glens Falls Junior and Senior High Schools. After retirement, Eleanor established the Artworks School of Art in Glens Falls. The school included art spaces, classrooms, matting and framing space, retail space, and a gallery for showing artists’ work.
More recently, The Village of Lake George has installed a 9ft x 36 ft mural in the Visitor’s Center conceived and created by Eleanor, along with two other painters. It depicts the “Story of Lake George” from the arrival of the first indigenous through the French and Indian War, the Victorian Era and today. If you are in Lake George, be sure to stop in the Visitor’s Center to see this impressive mural.
Growing up in the Adirondack Region has been a major influence on my work that is evident in my paintings. From my early work done when joining the “Color Field” movement, I have continued using this knowledge of color theory in my landscape paintings, and have found so much more pleasure in expressing my strong feelings for the beauty found in the colorful world I live in.
Visit the Art Gallery page and view more of Eleanor Rowland Nobile’s work, HERE.