Mark Noble - Painter of Light
'Turner of the 21st Century'
Mark Noble is a Somerset-based artist. 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, Mark infuses his worlds with a melancholic and spiritual beauty.
After a difficult time at school (dealing with autism and severe dyslexia), and nearly 20 years working in a local plastics factory, Mark Noble 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.
Now on the other side of his studies, Mark has exhibited works across the UK and Europe, most recently in Prague, and has received interest from as far afield as South America. He is currently working to establish a teaching and mentoring programme which he hopes will give him the opportunity to encourage those who, like him, have creative dreams yet to be fully realised.
Mark recently completed a residency with the CREATE:SPACE pop-up gallery/community and is displaying work in several galleries in Glastonbury. In March 2021, he became an ambassador for a charity called 'Outside In' who help disabled artists. Mark has also been busy working on private commissions, exhibiting, developing new ideas and getting children involved with art - one of his latest projects is a Lottery-funded mural at a local school in Glastonbury.
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