Tony Noble Summer Exhibition - Meet the Artist
Tony Noble was born and raised near Leeds and still resides locally to Redbrick, where his studio is based. He worked as a Primary School teacher until 2008, with many of his students going on to study at the world-renowned University of the Arts London - such as Camberwell College of Art and Central Saint Martins.
Since 2008 Tony has been painting full time. His work over the past 20 years has predominantly focussed on the urban landscape around his hometown and has featured many of the locations that Tony has observed whilst travelling to his studio at Redbrick. He loves the aesthetics of Victorian industrial and civic architecture and enjoys seeing how it has been sometimes neglected, sometimes transformed and adapted over time. Redbrick is a wonderful example of such a transformation - with the unique backdrop of a beautifully converted Victorian textile complex.
Tony also has an interest in the more ‘ordinary’ and domestic architecture and how it sits in the landscape, reflecting aspects of the lives of the people who live or have lived in and amongst it. He likes to question locations: What is its purpose? What is its potential? If it could speak, what would it say? What would the people who live and work within it say about it?
In addition to the architectural influence, Tony has painted many commissioned portraits, having exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and has been selected five times for the prestigious BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
“I don’t feel compelled to follow a strict route through painting and feel free to follow whichever path I choose. I have painted a series of shoe paintings in the past, a series of paintings of bicycles I have seen on my travels and a series of golf paintings. If it catches my eye I will go where it leads me.”
Tony Noble, July 2022
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