Mark Noble: Painter of Light

After a difficult time at school, 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 hoped to be able to express the mystical, dream-like, and sublime, through delicate attention to the commonplace or overlooked, expressing the emotional and cognitive realities of the inner life as suggested by the beauty and transience of nature.

"I am a visual artist and am influenced by the landscapes of Turner and Constable. I often used recycled materials to paint onto, including cardboard or even table tops. I am severely dyslexic and also autistic so I often use art as a visual language. I believe that art plays a huge role in people's health and wellbeing, particularly their mental health at this time. I have two children and I'm a grandad to two grandchildren, Isabelle and Rubens. My artwork has enabled me to travel the world and I have been exhibited widely. I was also commissioned by the UK government to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Disability Rights Act.

I have recently completed a residency with the CREATE:SPACE pop-up gallery and community, and a solo exhibition at the Starlight Gallery. I am currently dividing my time between teaching, working on private commissions, and developing new work. I also hope to establish a teaching and mentoring programme which will give me the opportunity to encourage others to realise their creative dreams."

You can see more of Mark's work on his website.

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