Jean Noble



All my work begins in front of the subject, whether in the urban landscape or the countryside. I allow my eyes to relax and my thoughts to absorb what is around me, so that from the initial sketch I make a response to my surroundings. Back in my studio I interpret my sketches into paintings that once started often dictate changes and further responses to colour and shapes that I recollect from my original interpretation

As an abstract painter, it is very important for me to keep the ‘idea’ of the original reaction to a given space and allow the viewer room for their own interpretations as well.

Some of my work is intimate, some giving depth in space and air. The density of colour, it’s transparency or opacity, the layers that build up the painting are designed to add richness to forms within the flatness of the canvas or paper.

My work is an ongoing journey. So far the end is not in sight!


Loughborough College of art
Kingston University design degree
Central St Martins short courses
The Slade summer schools


Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Society of Women’s Artists
Cambridge Drawing Society
Chelsea Art Society


Royal Academy Of Arts Summer Exhibitions
Royal Society of Oil Painters
Royal Watercolour Society open exhibition
Pastel Society at the Mall galleries
The Discerning Eye at the Mall galleries
Art for Youth at the Royal College of Art
East of England
Sheridan Russell Gallery
Hampstead Affordable
Battersea Affordable
Pardon Mill
Minster Gallery, Winchester
British Art Portfolio
The Gallery, Rye
Gallery Le Fort, Bath


1969 winner of the Royal Society of Arts Design Award. Offered FRSA membership
Winner President’s award Lea Valley Art Society Open
Public’s choice Ware Art Society Open
2002 winner Abstract/Surreal Painting Award Hertford Art Society
2007 winner of The Lady laming Award for Abstract Art
2011 winner of the John Goss Prize at Hertford art Society
2013 winner of The Lady Laming Award for Abstract Art


‘How Artists See Nature’ a Green Pebble publication
‘Art of England’ 2013 article for the RI Exhibition
‘Essex Life’ 2013 article for the RI at The Mall Galleries
‘Homebuilding & Renovating’ 2013 commission


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