JULIA NOBLE

ARTIST

 

About

I am a visual artist based in London.  A former lawyer, I changed career after the tragic death of my sister determining to do something I love.  My aim as an artist is to create unashamedly uplifting, joyous work.  I love to travel and my work is often informed by that.  I am invariably drawn to art works in exhibitions where the puzzle for me is to ascertain how they were made, where things are not as they seem. I enjoy trying to establish the processes and this is reflected in the way that I work.  I have always been courageous and experimental in my making, pushing boundaries and embracing the chance to use unusual, non-painterly materials in my works such as stitching and resin.  I am inspired by nature and create rhythmic, colourful, abstract paintings. ​I have participated in group shows throughout Europe and hosted solo shows in many areas of London.  My work has been installed in several large law firms' offices and in a hotel/private members' club in Covent Garden.

Testimonials

 

What my clients say about me:-

“Julia is a dream to work with and she made every effort to understand our requirements and tailor her work to the space and colour themes that we were looking to work to. Her creative suggestions worked a treat when put into reality.”
“Her work always attracts positive reactions from our friends who always ask how we came across the pieces. “


“We are attracted to the colour and vibrancy of Julia's work which brings life to a room.”


“We have purchased some of Julia's work "off the shelf" and others which we have commissioned from the start. When buying "off the shelf", it was great to be able to test the artwork in situ before we committed to a purchase. “

Sue and Anthony Rissbrook


“Julia is enthusiastic, full of wonderful ideas and totally professional to deal with.”
 

“I love it! It is the focal point of my room and everyone who visits comments on it.”

 

“I was drawn to the vibrant colours, first of all, but it is so intricate, with its many layers, that I see something new every time I look at it.”

Abi Silver, author

 

"I commissioned Julia Noble to design a piece for my husband's 50th birthday present, as he loved the art of Julia’s he'd seen - in particular the textures and abstract nature which created vibrant and uplifting designs. The brief wasn't straightforward in that it was to create a large - approximately 3m x 2m piece interpreting sport, in particular hockey and using colours typical of the Indian culture such as reds, oranges and golds. 

Julia was extremely professional throughout the commissioning process and kept me abreast of developments at all times providing progress photos and the stunning mixed media piece was delivered.  She bent over backwards to work on the delivery logistics and the 'wrap' of invoicing and payment was incredibly smooth. 

My husband was bowled over and it now hangs in our hallway and has received many, many comments about how it brightens the hallway and how unusual and 'tactile' it is - it's really a feature of the house.

If you're thinking about commissioning Julia - go on......just do it..... it'll make you very happy!"     

Rachel Dulai

 

News

Upcoming/Current Exhibitions

December 2020  

Virtual Exhibition - "A brave heart and courteous tongue...' an exhibition of my recent works is now live click here to view from the comfort of your home

 

I was fortunate enough to travel to some amazing places last year; Colombia, Brazil and Nicaragua.  I was awestruck by the incredible variety of plants in the rainforests, the shapes, the intricacy - so beautiful.  Whilst we were locked down and unable to travel, I reflected on this and decided to create my own jungle from my imagination. I was not trying to replicate what I had seen but use some of the shapes and my memories, not just of the plants but also the colours and my impressions of the countries. Using bold bright colours was so positive and I felt transported back to those places whilst I was creating the art works. 

The title of the exhibition "With brave heart and courteous tongue..."  is a quote from the Jungle Book and is  Kaa, the python, advice to Mowgli about how to travel through the jungle.  It feels like an appropriate title. It relates to the imaginary jungle I have created, but also, given the circumstances, it reflects my feelings about how we have lived in the last 6 months. Living in difficult, confined situations where being courageous, keeping going and being polite and sometimes holding our tongues has been important to navigate our times. 

News & Reviews

Legal Week article about my transformation from lawyer to artist

https://www.law.com/international-edition/2019/03/08/a-noble-struggle-how-gender-held-back-the-legal-ambitions-of-a-mother-of-three/?slreturn=20201025133550

The Ply Gallery, a review and video interview:  www.plygallery.co.uk

JC Reporter profile and news on Julia's exhibition at Highgate Gallery: www.thejc.com

More Images from my A Thousand Sunsets exhibition can be seen at www.j-m.gallery/exhibition/A-Thousand-Sunsets

For a virtual tour of Subtext go to 

https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/2671494/subtext-an-art-exhibition 

 

Works

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A THOUSAND SUNSETS
RESIN: LARGE
RESIN: MEDIUM
RESIN: SMALL
LARGE WORKS
SMALL WORKS
 

Installations

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GALLERY@OXO 
INSTALLATION
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PORTOBELLO ROAD INSTALLATION
JEALOUS EAST INSTALLATION
HIGHGATE GALLERY @HSLI
INSTALLATION
COMMERCIAL STREET 
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PLY INSTALLATION
h CLUB 
INSTALLATION
 

Biography

JULIA NOBLE

Born in Winchester

Lives in London

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2014 - BA Fine Art Hons (First Class) – The Cass School of Art

2010 - Access into Art and Design

SOLO DISPLAYS

2020

Artworks on display at the hClub Hotel, Endell Street, London

2019

"A Thousand Sunsets"

J-M Gallery, Portobello Road, London

2018  

'Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.' 

Jealous Gallery East, 53 Curtain Road, London

'It’s just a kind of friendly relationship….(version 2)' 
Highgate Gallery @ HLSI , 11 South Grove, London

2017  

'A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful'
84A Commercial St, London, Osborne Clarke LLP

 

'It’s just a kind of friendly relationship….. (version 1)'
Ply Gallery, Hornsey Arts Centre, London

2016  

'A little something to break the monotony'
The h Club, Covent Garden, London, Michael Simkins LLP

2014 

Work displayed in the foyer of The Hospital Club,
The h Club, Covent Garden, London

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

"Subtext: An Art Exhibition"

Gallery@OXO, Bargehouse Street, London SE1

2018 

 RBLT

The Corn Store, High Barnett, London

"East Finchley Arts Festival"

All Saints' Church, Durham Road, East Finchley, London

'Revealed'

Unsigned Cowboys Grudging Mannacan, Cornwall

2017

'Castles in the air'

Schloss Lekow, Lekow, Poland

 

'Unnamed'

Contains Art, Watchet, Somerset

 

'Reel'

Lewisham Art House, London

2016 

'Ellipse'

Gallery Remise, Berlin

2015 

'East London Printmakers Summer Show'

Embassy Tea Gallery, Union St, London

 

'The Windows are Illuminated'

Embassy Tea Gallery, Union St, London

 

'Ghost/Newlife Art Exhibition'

I’Klectic, North Lambeth, London

 

'BAR'

Print exhibition, Cricklewood, London

2014  

'The Cass Degree Show' 

The Cass, Whitechapel, London

 

'Mollify'

Dalston, London

 

'Feminist Art' 

The Cass, Whitechapel, London

2013 

'C4RD'

Highbury, London

 

Contact

Interested in purchasing any art or arranging a commission? I want my customers to be happy with their purchase so where possible to I am happy to find ways for you to see how a painting might look in your space.  I would love to hear from you so please get in touch by emailing me to

noblejulia@me.com

Alternatively you can DM me through my instagram feed  facebook or twitter if you click on the icons.

Payment plans are also available again contact me for details.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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noblejulia@me.com

Tel: 07725818000