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The Contemporary Painting Portfolio of Dennis Noble

A stylized painting of a robinAmerican Robin

Dennis Noble was born in England during World War II, and moved to Ontario as a teenager. Dennis passed away in 2014, leaving behind a legacy of unique contemporary paintings, and a full portfolio of skillful original works.

A painting of a loon on the waterLoon (version 2)


The works in Dennis’ portfolio exemplify a painting style that grew out of a talent for realistic depictions, with the artist adopting an original style that draws on realism, as well as more stylized and abstracted conventions, to create exuberant, colourful, but carefully planned paintings. In series like Birds, Dennis’ works function beautifully as a cohesive set, a series of experiments in depicting a single subject. The paintings here are highly saturated, with clear, tactile volumes and a strong focus on central figures.

A screen capture of Dennis Noble's art portfolio


In other series, like The Lovers, Dennis played with the human form, capturing intimate interactions between figures in a style that emphasizes feeling and emotion as much as it does physicality.

A painting of two people sitting at a table158 (visit Rousseau)

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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