John Nolan was born in Dublin Ireland in 1958. He has developed a very distinctive style which is instantly recognisable. John Nolan's exuberant style combines bold outlines with bright exotic colours. His interpretation of various motifs transmits a positive upbeat feeling to his viewers. The celebration of colour and form, has preoccupied him from an early age and was nurtured through the encouragement and instruction received from his father who wa also an artist.