Mark Noble - Painter of Light
'Turner of the 21st Century'
Mark Noble is an English artist based in Somerset, UK. His works shine a new light on the under-valued aspects of the world in which we live. Often specialising in landscape paintings and abstract work, he infuses his worlds with a melancholic and spiritual beauty.
After a difficult time at school (dealing with autism and severe dyslexia) and spending nearly 20 years working in a local plastics factory, Mark set out to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. Inspired by the work of Turner, he expresses the mystical, dream-like and sublime, through delicate attention to the commonplace or overlooked.
Mark has exhibited paintings across the UK and Europe and has received interest from as far afield as South America. He is currently running art workshops to encourage those who, like him, have creative dreams yet to be fully realised.
Work was recently sold at a large exhibition in London (the OXO Gallery) to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and paintings are on display in several other galleries around England. In March 2021, Mark became an ambassador for a charity called 'Outside In' – their aim is to assist and promote disabled artists. He is also busy working on private commissions, exhibiting, developing new ideas and getting children involved with art (one Lottery-funded project involved children painting a mural at a local school in Glastonbury). In 2022, Mark also became an 'Inclusivity Ambassador' for 'Creative Portal'. This is an innovative website where artists from all disciplines can showcase their portfolios to industry professionals. Mark is helping to attract charities/organisations and encourage disadvantaged young people to sign up, get involved and express themselves creatively.
Moving forward, Mark wants to promote environmentally friendly art as much as possible. His ‘Driftwood Collection’ features art painted on recycled materials such as old tiles, window frames, bark and even old coffee table tops!
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‘Mark successfully applied to our Creative Awards Scheme at SANE, which is a small grants programme for artists adversely affected by mental health.
We were pleasantly surprised by Mark’s application, the strength of his work and the level of skill evident were outstanding. The judges were very impressed by the light, contrast and drama found in his painting, and were more than happy to support Mark in his development as an artist.
It is with excitement that we look forward to seeing Mark’s progress and the new work he makes along the way.’
- Thomas, SANE, 2021
'Mark's beautiful works of art capture light and tonality exceptionally and Marks approach to art and his demeanour is a pleasure to work with with his honesty towards developing the creative process I would recommend his artwork.'
- Christina H., Art Curator, Commissioned Artist and Illustrator, 2020
'Mark has always managed to create a strong visual message in his paintings. It can be a single interpretation or multiple thoughts can come to light, most always making you think with his soothing visuals of life as it passes us by. You can always tell a Mark Noble creation as the style is so uniquely his!'
- Bill West, Communicating/Marketing Visual Creativity, 2019