Although Arnold Nogy was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, he was artistically awakened and educated on Georgian Bay. Summers spent at his family's cottage north of Honey Harbour afforded Arnold wonderful opportunities for outside exploration, sketching and painting. He remembers studying the tiny details of leaves, insects, birds and flowers, as well the grand vistas of craggy rocks, windswept pines and rippling waters.

     With his home and studio now situated on 50 acres of forested land near Orillia, Ontario, Arnold has retained his childhood fascination of nature and an appreciation for the fine gifts it freely offers. "It's like celebrating creation. When God said 'This is good,' how right He was. I am just agreeing that creation is good and amazing."

     Arnold's love of nature translates directly onto his canvas. Some viewers are amazed at Arnold's passionate devotion to accuracy, while others are moved by the near-breathing quality of his depictions of wildlife and people. While renowned for his strong drawing ability, Arnold also focuses on aspects of overall composition, including light direction, the use of colour and the handling of a chosen medium, with thoughtful consideration as to the limitations and benefits of that medium.

     Arnold enjoys being experimental. He constantly makes notes and sketches of new ideas and experiments with progressive subject matter, paper and mediums. His willingness to pursue new discoveries has allowed him to break through to new levels with his art and to grow as an artist.

     Arnold is uncompromising in keeping his promise to himself and his collector clients in producing art that is innovative and continuously increasing in quality and maturity.


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • 2007-2008 Royal Canadian Mint Coin Set
    Commissioned for four coloured coin collector edition. These 4 coins depict a coloured image of Canadian birds in the four seasons on an oversized 25 cent piece.

  • 2007 - Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Special commission by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters for their sponsor program. Image used, "Twilight in Algonquin" depicting moose cow and calf.

  • 2007 - Royal Canadian Mint Coin
    Unveiled in February 2007 the Royal Canadian mint launched their entire 2010 Olympic Coin Collection. The "Timberwolf", a $75 gold collector coin with coloured image by Arnold will be available February 2009.

  • 2006 - Ruffed Grouse Society
    Selected by the Ruffed Grouse Society U.S.A. for fundraising print program. Image used, "Hedge of Protection" depicting woodcocks in a setting of raspberries.

  • 2006 - Ducks Unlimited
    Feature Artist for the Orillia Ducks Unlimited Chapter 2006

  • 2006 - Royal Canadian Mint Coins
    Commissioned for collector edition of the "Musher". This coin depicting a sled and dog team is available in a $30 silver coin with coloured image and a $250 gold coin.

  • 2003 - Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival Cover Artist
    Cover artist with "Eye In The Sky". Also was the first feature cover artist and catalogue designer in 1992.

  • 2002 - Traveling Art Tour in Japan

  • 1997 - The Canadian Society of Zoologists Bulletin
    Cover artist for the 36th Annual Meeting at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

  • 1997 - Royal Canadian Mint Coins
    Commissioned for collector edition of four sterling silver 50 cent coins depicting four Canadian dog breeds. "Canada's Best Friends" was released in May 1997 and quickly sold out along with the specialty watches also bearing the breeds' images.

  • 1996 - Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters Print and Stamp
    Commissioned by the Federation for a conservation stamp and print. It is entitled "Morning Stretch" and depicts a Blue Wing Teal pair.

  • 1995 - Activities Press Print Award from the Society of Animal Artists
    Awarded for "Narrow Escape", a Snowy Owl. Juried into membership 1992.


    COLLECTIONS:

  • Magnotta Winery

  • Royal Canadian Mint

  • A. W. Schreiber Benefit Consultants

  • Bethel Sales Inc.

  • London Ontario Chambers of Commerce


    PUBLICATIONS:

  • Stokes of Genius - The Best of Drawing (2007)
    A contributing artist and instructor. Included will be Arnold's entirely unique handling of charcoal and conte. - Published by: North Light Books.

  • Cottage Times Magazine (2002)
    Cover Artist and feature article. -

  • Splash 7 - A Celebration of Light - The Best in Watercolour (2002)
    A contributing artist and instructor to this coffee table style instructional watercolour book. - Published by: North Light Books

  • I Love To Tell The Story (2001)
    Personal story featured in book. -

  • Crossroads Compass Magazine (2001)
    Feature magazine article entitled "Let there be Light . . . and Life" - Author: Karen Stowell

  • Best of Wildlife Art II (1999)
    One of the contributing artists for this coffee table style wildlife art book. - Published by: North Light Books

  • Wildlife Art Magazine (1998)
    "Artists of Ontario on the Edge" article highlighting the top artist in Ontario -

  • Jeffrey Whiting's Owls of North America (1997)
    Frontispiece artist and contributing artist to this coffee table style reference book on North American owls. - Published by: The Heliconia Press Inc.

  • Faith Today Magazine (1996)
    Feature article entitled "When is Art Christian" -

  • Art Impressions Magazine (1995)
    10th Anniversary Retrospective, "The Art of Nature" -

  • Art Impressions Magazine (1994)
    Feature article entitled "Perceptions of Beauty" - Author: Michael Dumas


    ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP:

  • 2003 - Worldwide Nature Artists Group

  • 1992 - Society of Animal Artists

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