Jean Noble RI SWA trained at Loughborough College of Art and Kingston University, more recently completing summer courses at both Central St Martins and The Slade Art College.
Jean is just back from judging the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial which is now showing and will be touring China for 2016 http://www.shenzhenbiennial.com/enShowsd.asp?id=85
Her image begins in front of the subject, sketching something seen, a building, landscape or object taken out of contest or a particular light. The finished piece evolves out of a process of continual change and an innate knowledge of colour and composition. Jean’s interest in the two dimensional plane and the texture of the picture surface is evident. Jean believes art is an extraordinary glance at the ordinary and that we should try to readjust our perceptions and hopes, to give a strong image to which people can respond by emphasising, eliminating and clarifying to allow others a fresh viewpoint. Her paintings are about reality without resorting to imitation. Jean creates personally meaningful work in oils and water based media (acrylic) in her studio from previously made sketches on site.