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Suzan Noyes

About the Artist

Suzan chooses natural subject matter - trees, foliage, floral, select landscapes. Picturesque buildings and abandoned vehicles also intrigue her. She has shown and sold her paintings since 1977, having exhibited work in numerous solo, group and juried shows over the last forty years.

Her chosen media is soft pastel or acrylics. She has also worked in watercolor, colored pencil and charcoal.

The pastel paintings incorporate thin acrylic washes as an under-painting prior to applying hard pastel under finish layers of soft pastel. She prefers 300 lb. cold press watercolor paper or heavy sanded papers for the pastels.

Her acrylics are painted over gesso on masonite or board. She incorporates up to thirty layered washes of thinned paint plus glaze, building a complex base while keeping extreme highlights fresh.

Suzan chooses simple yet striking subjects and strong compositions with interesting positive and negative space. She balances complementary colors and prefers a dramatic light source.

Juried Shows

Oregon 2007-2008 

Coos Bay Art Museum Invitational Art Exhibition
Mirror Pond Gallery Watercolor & Pastel Exhibition (2)
Mirror Pond Gallery Portraits Exhibition
Crook County Art Exhibition/Rural Oregon Arts Association
Central Oregon Community College/Rotunda Gallery 

California 1978-2006

Lancaster Art Museum
Lakes and Valleys Art Guild Invitational
Poway Center for Performing Arts
Fallbrook Art Association’s Exhibition
Santa Paula Art Association’s Exhibition 

Solo Shows

2004 

El Pavo Real Gallery

1993-1995 

Arctic Trading Post Gallery (three shows)

Non-juried & group shows

1976-2008

Viento Y Agua/LVAG Group Show
Cedar Centre Art Association/Four-Man Show
Lakes and Valleys Art Guild Group Shows
Eagle Flies Gallery/Four-Man Show

California 1978-2006

Lancaster Art Museum
Lakes and Valleys Art Guild Invitational
Poway Center for Performing Arts
Fallbrook Art Association’s Exhibition
Santa Paula Art Association’s Exhibition 

Group Shows 1972-1997

Carrie McLain Museum
(featured artist)
Seward/Resurrection Bay Galerie 
Artfellows Cooperative Gallery Kennebec Valley Art Assoc.

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In the News

Pamplin Media Group

. . . Noyes assisted in founding the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild, a non-profit organization. She served on the board of directors as Vice-President and later as President. Her involvement with Nome, Alaska's Theatre Guild . . . more

Cascade Publishing

. . . Denice Hughes Lewis, Skip Clark and Suzan Noyes add a
silver win to their first place trophy from the Santa Catalina Film Festival and an honorable mention at the Mexican Film Festival.
In a press release from the Oregon Film Awards  . . . more

Taku Graphics

. . . she was employed as a free-lance commercial artist for many years while concurrently pursuing a career in fine art and illustration. Suzan moved to Nome, Alaska in 1993, resulting in a completely different lifestyle . . . more

National Competition Finalist

Paint America’s Top 100

Northwest Company International for Alaska Commercial Company Stores

Commissioned artist’s renderings for calendar art 1998, 1999, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014 

Book Illustrations

2008 – 2017

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