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Arnold Nogy's art can be described as capturing a moment in nature's poetic drama that might otherwise have been overlooked. Michael Dumas, another renowned artist, writes: "The focus [of Arnold's work] centres on ‘what' to express and ‘how' to best express it. Determining what to paint is a matter of spontaneous interest. It is a direct response towards the subject that is neither anticipated nor sought out."

Arnold is moved in his inner most being by the beauty of nature and desires to share this by the story telling quality of his paintings. Because Arnold's art originates from such an intense and instinctive response it is only natural that viewers are intrigued and attracted to the uniqueness of his depictions. Arnold's art draws you in to the precise moment and suddenly you find yourself almost hearing the movement of a bird's wings or waiting for the person to inhale and look up at you.

Arnold Nogy was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo but he had most of his early inspiration and artistic development during summer months spent on Georgian Bay. During those summers, Arnold had absolute freedom to explore thousands of acres of untouched woods and waters that surrounded the family's cottage. It was here that Arnold's keen eye for hidden beauty and delicate balance in nature bloomed. Primarily self-taught, Arnold began winning awards and recognition even before he committed to being a full-time artist. From his first art show and art competition to the present, Arnold has been accorded many awards in art. He exhibits in galleries in Canada and the United States including the very prestigious Society of Animal Artists and the Algonquin Museum in Algonquin Park, Canada. He has been commissioned by the Royal Canadian Mint for nineteen coin designs to date, and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and has made contributions to several art books.

Arnold excels in watercolour, pastel, graphite, charcoal, conte and oil mediums. He skillfully employs these mediums to express an inner conviction of the presence of God's handiwork in our world. Dramatic compositions, expressive colours and unifying details are critical components to the vivid subjects that Arnold captures in his trademark style. His paintings are as accurate and intricate as they are beautiful.


 
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Special Achievements:
  • 2011 - Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins
    Designed the seventh and eighth 25 cent coloured collector coins in a series depicting Canadian Birds produced by the Royal Canadian Mint partnered with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Environment Canada. The seventh coin in the collection is a Barn Swallow.


     
  • 2011 - Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coin
    Designed the $1.00 coin in the 2010 Royal Canadian Mint Specimen Set depicting a Great Grey Owl.

     
  • 2010 - Royal Canadian Mint Olympic Collector Coin
    Commissioned to design one of the 2010 Olympic Gold Collection $75 coin depicting the Timber Wolf.
     
  • 2010 - Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coin
    Designed a coloured $75 Gold Collector coin featuring a Red Eyed Vereo nest in a Maple Tree.
     
  • 2010 - Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins
    Designed the fifth and sixth 25 cent coloured collector coins in a series depicting Canadian Birds produced by the Royal Canadian Mint partnered with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Environment Canada. The fifth coin in the collection is a Gold Finch and the sixth coin in the collection is a Blue Jay.


     
  • 2010 - Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coin
    Designed the $1.00 coin in the 2010 Royal Canadian Mint Specimen Set depicting a Northern Harrier Hawk.
     
  • 2008 - Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins
    Designed the third and fourth 25 cent coloured collector coins in a series depicting Canadian Birds produced by the Royal Canadian Mint partnered with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Environment Canada. The third coin in the collection is a Downy Woodpecker and the fourth is a Cardinal.

     
  • 2007 - Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins
    Designed the first two 25 cent coloured collector coins in a series depicting Canadian Birds produced by the Royal Canadian Mint partnered with the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Environment Canada. The first coin in the collection is a Ruby Throat Hummingbird and the second is a Red Breasted Nuthatch.
     
  • 2006 - Royal Canadian Mint Coin
    Commissioned for the "Dog Sled Team", a collector edition of a sterling silver 30 dollar coin with coloured image and a gold 250 dollar 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:
  • Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing (2007)
    A contributing artist and instructor to this coffee table style instructional drawing book. - 
    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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