Noah, A Wonderful Life
Born and raised in the
heart of Orange County, California, the artist known simply
as Noah has been creating amazing artwork - locally and worldwide
- for many years. The "stages" of Noah's life begin
with his earliest memories: his grandmother's rose garden, his
mother's floral designs, watching his father paint for hours
on end. He was only two when he began to draw, still in school
when he started winning awards for his work, and just 16 when
he committed to a life and career as an artist.
His art career flourished while
still in high school, creating signs and banners for the school,
family and friends. With no formal training but a ton of raw
talent, Noah began taking on commercial work of every variety.
In the early nineties he was known for setting up his easel
at local coffee shops and painting portraits of famous celebrities.
His work captured the attention of Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise,
Val Kilmer, Craig T. Nelson, ZZ Top and the Black Crows.
As recognition grew, so did
his roster of clients (Levi's, Alpine, Lexus) and collectors
including CEO's and celebrities. In 2004 Noah was asked to paint
the famous pink "Suki" car in Universal Pictures "2
Fast 2 Furious". One of his most recognized achievements
are his rolling canvases for Alpine Electronics. These radical
vehicles have won numerous automobile awards such as "Best
Paint" at SEMA in Las Vegas four years in a row. The SEMA
Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event
in the world.
In 2005 Noah teamed up with
famous motor cross rider Carey Hart who launched A&E's "Inked".
Noah's art is seen in every episode on the walls of Hart and
Huntington. In 2006 he became the official painter for ©
Fuente Cigars offering limited edition prints of the Fuente
Heritage and their products.
"Being an artist is a privilege
and a responsibility," he says. "I want to impact
individuals in the way I am impacted spiritually. In the best
of all possible worlds, I would like my work to bring comfort
to others, and help them move forward on their own spiritual
Noah and Disney
Growing up in Orange County
exposed Noah to one of his greatest artistic influences. "I
spent my days as a child wandering Main St. in Disneyland enjoying
the magical world Walt Disney created," explains Noah.
" I have been blessed with the unique opportunity to create
art that helps carry on the legacy and heritage of Walt Disney's
dream. My goal is to continue to impact the lives of both young
and old with the magic I have been so fortunate to take part
Noah's original Disney character
portraits, crafted in his signature Asian-influenced, monochromatic
paint style, are proving to be extremely popular among collectors
of Disney Fine Art. He carefully renders the composition first,
and then over-paints with more exuberant effects.
"I like to mix photorealism
with drips and texture. It contradicts itself and works to the
very end the organic and natural contrasts beautifully with
the structure of the airbrush and photorealism. It's a nice
marriage of techniques that gives the work more depth. The effect
is almost trompe - l'oeil, French for 'trick the eye', which
is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in
order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects
appear in three-dimensions. This is especially true of the water
drops on the flowers."