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.
Mark believes that art plays an important role in today's society, especially for the wellbeing of disabled people.
"I am a professional artist and I am also severely dyslexic. Even in the arts I have faced boundaries, sometimes hostilities, but as an artist I use art as a visual language. On a canvas I can paint a thousand words in just one brush stroke. My inspiration is Turner, Constable, Church and Monet. These artists painted the sublime and they were Romantic painters with their own styles. They left to paint the natural world in all its full glory from the sublime sunset to a raging storm over a moody dark foreboding ocean."
Mark has exhibited works across the UK and Europe, most recently in Prague, and has received interest from as far afield as South America. In 2011, Mark was commissioned by the government to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Disability Rights. The work was displayed at Houses of Parliament.
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.
You can find out more about Mark and his work on his website and read about his experiences on being an ambassador for Outside In here.
You can also listen to his interview on YouTube where he talks about his art practice, his inspiration and techniques.
Updated February 2023