T. Marie Nolan

Self-taught artist, T. Marie Nolan, lives in the basement of a church near the Mississippi River in Mark Twain’s hometown, Hannibal, MO.

Nolan was born in Connecticut on February 28, 1954, the eighth of eleven children.  Library work of all kinds (bookmobile driver, book repairer, storyteller) occupied her until the mid 1980’s when art became her full time obsession.

Materials salvaged from local construction dumpsters are her canvas.  Dumpster diving is part of the journey.  Her colorful paintings employ a narrative, sometimes humorous approach to adams and eves, cats and fishes, saints and sinners and the various unique characters that inhabit T. Marie’s mind.

Nolan’s work has been exhibited at outsider folk art events such as Slotin Folk Fest, House of Blues, and Kentuck.