Howard Nordlund

Fine Arts

 

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About the Artist

   

Howard Nordlund’s paintings have been commissioned or acquired for the permanent collections of over 1,000 individuals, corporations and institutions, including:

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Anka - Carmel, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Roger (Evonne Goolagong) Cawley -
Hilton Head, SC
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Cerrone – St. Clair, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Neil Diamond - Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Stephen & Dr. Sonya Friedman - Orchard Lake, MI
Mr. & Mrs. John Melloncamp - Hilton Head, SC
Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Polk, Jr. - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Schreitmueller -
Farmington Hills, MI
The late Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sinatra - Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Cheryl Tiegs - Los Angeles, CA
Dr. & Mrs. von Burg, Hot Springs, AR
Richie Sambora – Laguna Beach, CA

Archway Cookies - Battle Creek, MI
Booth Newspaper - Ann Arbor, MI
Butler Institute of American Arts -Youngstown, MI
Chrysler Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI
City Hall of St. Clair – St. Clair, MI
City National Bank – Detroit, MI
Cranbrook Academy of Arts - Bloomfield Hills, MI
East African Wildlife Society – Kenya, Africa
Engineering Society of Detroit - Detroit, MI
First Michigan Bank and Trust - Zeeland, MI


Flint Institute of Arts – Flint, MI
Ford Motor Company – Dearborn, MI
General Motors Corporation – Detroit, MI
Grand Haven Art Center – Grand Haven, MI
Grand Rapids Institute of Arts – Grand Rapids, MI
K-Mart Corp. International Headquarters - Troy, MI
Michigan Bell Telephone Company – Detroit, MI
Mt. Clemens Art Center – Mt. Clemens, MI

Mt. Clemens Main Library – Mt. Clemens, MI
Museum of Arts & History – Port Huron, MI
National Bank of Commerce – Lincoln, NE
National Bank of Detroit – Detroit, MI
Olsonite Corporation – Detroit, MI
Rouse Construction Company – Watertown, NY
Security Bank & Trust Company – Southgate, MI
Southern National Bank – Houston, TX
Springfield Museum of Arts – Springfield, MA
The Detroit Baseball Club (Detroit Tigers)-Detroit, MI
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

 

I have been painting fine art for over forty years, and have had many exclusive one-artist exhibits throughout the country.  My art has been displayed in famous collections throughout the world and often honored with excellent reviews.  However, in my career, nothing can compare to the emotions I hold for my latest exhibit, at Cranbrook Institute of Science.  To have my paintings hang amidst this priceless collection of natural minerals, in such a beautiful setting, is nearly beyond my imagining.

When I began using God’s art – the earth’s minerals – to further enhance my own art, I discovered a fabulous phenomenon.  Minerals are tremendously exciting!  Their incredible beauty is expressed in innumerable colors, shapes and varieties.  They sparkle like diamonds!  They are truly alive!  As I selected a mineral, held it in my hand and viewed it from numerous angles I studied and pondered its individual characteristics and beauty.  How would I attach it to my painting?  How would I integrate it to best display its magnificent properties?  What colors would I select to compliment its depth and dimension?  Should my work portray strength or softness and subtlety?

As I paint, I continuously contemplate the outcome of the final product.  Art is born deep within my soul and floods the canvas with a magnificent spectrum of color and intensity; it embraces and encompasses my being.  When a painting is completed, I experience immeasurable joy accompanied by mental and physical exhaustion.

As an artist, I continue to learn from the magnificent minerals nature has provided.  Each of my paintings affords the opportunity to combine my own God-given gifts with the intense beauty of nature.  I am often reminded of a quotation inscribed on Nieuwland Science Hall at Notre Dame: “He who dwells in heaven has strewn the ground with the wealth of kings.”    I am thrilled and honored that my art afford others the opportunity to draw closer to some of nature’s most profound treasures!

As a full-time artist for over 40 years, Howard Nordlund has exhibited his work throughout the United States.

1964 - 1968 . . .J.L. Hudson Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit, MI
1967 - 1977 . . .Lonesome Duck Gallery ............... Hilton Head, SC
1969 . . . . . . . . Lord & Taylor ................................ New York, NY
1970 - 1971 .... Abercrombie & Fitch ......................Troy, MI
1970 - 1971 .... Abercrombie & Fitch ..................... Chicago, IL
1972 ............... Zantman Gallery ........................... Chicago, IL
1972 - 1978 .... Four Winds Gallery ...................... Kalamazoo, MI
1973 - 1974 .... Sommerset Mall ............................Troy, MI
1975 - 1983 .... Gallery International ..................... Royal Oak, MI
1976 ............... Engineering Society of Detroit ...... Detroit, MI
1979 ............... Art Center of Mt. Clemens ............ Mt. Clemens, MI
1979 ............... Museum of Arts & History .............. Port Huron, MI
1980 - 1981 .... Palm Beach Gallery ...................... Palm Beach, FL
1980 - 1981 .... Detroit Baseball Club (Tigers) . . . .Detroit, MI
1982 - 1988 .... T.C.D. Showroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy, MI
1983 - 1986 .... T.C.D. Showroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago, IL
1985 ............... Naples Gallery .............................. Naples, FL
1986 ............... General Dynamics ........................ Sterling Heights, MI
1987 - 1992 .... Nordlund Gallery .......................... Hilton Head, SC
2005 - 2006 .... Diaspora Fine Arts ....................... Royal Oak, MI
2005 - 2006 .... Roche Bobois Showroom ............. Troy, MI
2006 ............... Crystal Image ................................ Laguna Beach, CA

2008 . . . . . . . Cranbrook Institute of Science . . . Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

 

Howard Nordlund graciously acknowledges and thanks all who have expressed an interest in his work.  He experiences intense gratification and fulfillment with the creation of each painting.   

 

In the words of the artist:

“May you enjoy my art in the present, and may it continue to bring pleasure to those who will follow.”

 

“As I become older, my paints become more and more accomplished.”
-Howard R. Nordlund

 

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