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.
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!"
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
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
Born in Winchester
Lives in London
2014 - BA Fine Art Hons (First Class) – The Cass School of Art
2010 - Access into Art and Design
Artworks on display at the hClub Hotel, Endell Street, London
"A Thousand Sunsets"
J-M Gallery, Portobello Road, London
'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
'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
'A little something to break the monotony'
The h Club, Covent Garden, London, Michael Simkins LLP
Work displayed in the foyer of The Hospital Club,
The h Club, Covent Garden, London
"Subtext: An Art Exhibition"
Gallery@OXO, Bargehouse Street, London SE1
The Corn Store, High Barnett, London
"East Finchley Arts Festival"
All Saints' Church, Durham Road, East Finchley, London
Unsigned Cowboys Grudging Mannacan, Cornwall
'Castles in the air'
Schloss Lekow, Lekow, Poland
Contains Art, Watchet, Somerset
Lewisham Art House, London
Gallery Remise, Berlin
'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
Print exhibition, Cricklewood, London
'The Cass Degree Show'
The Cass, Whitechapel, London
The Cass, Whitechapel, London
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
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I look forward to hearing from you.