Imagine buying a house only to discover an archeological site in the basement. My transition from wildlife art into contemporary art was a series entitled Urban Cave Paintings. I combined my love of wildlife, my fascination with prehistoric cave paintings, and my new passion for cinder blocks.
In 1991, this painting was shown in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's "Wildlife: an Artist's Perspective." Chosen for their world tour, it was also the first time one of my cinder block paintings was exhibited--a it was a proud moment for me. In the catalog, the reviewer wrote:
"...Another unusual work is Urban Cave Painting: Wounded Stag by Nolan Haan. The only wildlife in sight is a crudely rendered prehistoric antelope on a cinder block wall. All of this is rendered in acrylic on silk in perfect illusionistic detail. It is one of the few works in the show with depth of content." -Ron Netsky, Professor of Art, Nazareth College
This painting is precious to me and deserves to find a loving home. After all the years spent painting cinder block walls, I could not improve on this piece. I hope you bookmark my website and return often. Much love.