Artist Barbara Noble

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I was introduced to plein air painting through Jeff Horn at Irvine Valley College. At that time, my office at UC Irvine in Joan Irvine Hall held many of the original artworks destined for the Irvine Museum.  For several years this was a daily influence.   After moving back to Northern California, I've continued my art education at Academy of Art San Francisco, with graduate classes and workshops with master artists.
My work is considered Impressionistic with influence from the early California painters. On location I use sketchbook with pen and watercolor along with photo references for my oil plein air and studio work.  I'm a fourth generation Californian, with my original Swiss great-grandparents settling in the Napa Valley.  Besides feeling a special relationship to the Napa Valley, I love to paint California seascape and landscapes.

Influential workshops I've taken recently are with Paul Kratter and Jon Poon.   I attended a 2 week program at La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy with David Savellano, architect/artist.   The Yolo AgArt program which arranges artist paint-outs at farms and ranches has helped me appreciate our agricultural heritage. I currently reside in Roseville, California.
Membership: Oil Painters of America
                             California Art Club
2019 California Art Club "Spring Awakening Show". Sacramento
2019 Blue Wing Gallery Show April/May
2018 Yolo AgArt Harvest Festival, Juried 
2018 Juried Membership, Oil Painters of America
2018 Wines of Clarksburg, Art Auction
2016 BlueLine Gallery, Lottery for the Arts
2016 Yolo Ag/Art Harvest Festival, Juried
2015 Yolo AgArt Harvest Festival - Farmer's Pick - Cash Award
2015 Sacramento Fine Arts "Animal House" Merit Award
2014 Yolo AgArt Harvest Festival - Top 10 Award
2013 BlueLine Gallery, Lottery for the Arts
2013 Yolo Ag/Art Harvest Festival - Top 10 Award
2000 - 2007 Member Chroma Gallery, Fair Oaks, CA
2003 KVIE Art Auction, Juried
2001 KVIE Art Auction, Juried
2000 KVIE Art [...]

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