She works primarily in oils, but uses many other media including pencil for large-scale drawings.
Nina’s work has been exhibited extensively in London and the South West, including with The Royal College of Art, Beaux Arts Gallery (Cork Street), The Royal West of England Academy, Robert Hall Gallery, ASB Gallery, Leighton House, Victoria Galleries, the Contemporary Art Society, Chelsea Arts Club and at Islington Art Fair, 20/21. Museum exhibitions include the American Museum in Bath and the Sir John Soane Museum in London. Nina’s work has also been exhibited in group shows with artists including Tracy Emin, Terry Frost, Elizabeth Frink, Patrick Heron, Barbara Hepworth, John Hoyland and Gerald Scarfe.
As a former Director of The School of British Art, Nina lectures in Fine Art and teaches painting and drawing both in London and Wiltshire.
Introducing Nina Dolan – by Andrew Lambirth
Nina Dolan’s paintings are like statements of belief, exuberant acts of witness to the glory of the world. Although reminiscent of things seen, they are by no means illustrative, being composed of strong colour and expressive linear forms in space. Resolutely abstract, they are pleasurable, beautiful, intriguing. They encourage the enquiring eye to make associational links with personal experience, and thus their imagery can find its way to the very heart of specific memories.
Meet the Artist: Nina Dolan – article published in The Floating Circle magazine, June 2019