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New Orleans, LA

Birth year

Lives in
San Rafael, CA

Works in
San Rafael, CA


landscape, water realism, nature realism


“I paint the interaction of water with other natural elements:  Water cascading across rock, surface patterns and reflections. I have always been more interested in the details of an intimate event in nature than the broad panorama of traditional landscape. I begin each painting with a freehand drawing. From a distance the finished work appears realistic. At closer range the reality dissolves into clusters of tiny circles. Water is an element in constant movement and transition, providing me with an infinite visual stimulus. I hope my art brings attention to the beauty of water and its vital importance to the life of our planet.”


Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:

Redwood Foyer Gallery, Marin Veterans' Auditorium, San Rafael CA, Watercolor Invitational, thru May

June 26 – 29 Marinscapes Annual Art Show, Escalle Winery, Larkspur, CA

Nov. 14 – Dec. 27 Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, Three Ways of Seeing Water: Paintings by Will Noble, Mary Wagstaff, and Nelson Hee


2012 Thompson/Dorfman, Mill Valley, CA

2011 Smith Ranch, San Rafael, CA

2009 Atrium Gallery, Greenbrae, CA

2004 Ross Valley Winery, San Anselmo, CA


2013 Artworks Downtown, Drawing Exhibition

2011 Long Beach Museum of Art, Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water; invitational

2010 Capture Gallery, Healdsburg, CA

2008 Selections from New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Edition, dba256 Gallery, Pomona. CA

2005 Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Biennial, Sonoma, CA

2005-06 Visual Candece II, Marin Veterans' Auditorium, San Rafael, CA

2005 Berkeley Art Center 22nd National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

2005 Ocean Works, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

2005 RoShamBo, Sausalito Arts Commission, Sausalito, CA

2005 Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA

2004 Married to Art, Sausalito Bay Model Gallery, Sausalito, CA

2004 California Watercolor Association Member Show, San Francisco

2003-2004 National Watercolor Association Annual Juried Show

2003 Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

2003 Marin Arts Council Gallery, Larkspur Landing, CA

2003 CWA 35th National Juried Exhibition, Academy of Art Gallery, SF

2003 California Watercolor Association Member Show, San Francisco

2002 Symphony Season Exhibition, Marin Veteran’s Auditorium, San Rafael, CA

2002 ANA31 National Juried Exhibition, Holter Museum, Helena, MT

2002 Landscape Invitational, Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

2002 Marin Arts Council Open Studios Gallery

2001 “Bay Area Landscapes” juried show, Artisan’s Gallery, Mill Valley

2001-2003 Switzer Gallery, Tiburon, CA

2001 Marin Arts Council Open Studios Gallery

1994 Marin County Fair juried show, San Rafael

1972 Bolles Gallery, Gold Street, San Francisco

1971 Expressions in Art, San Anselmo

1966-67 Gilbert Gallery, Sutter Street, San Francisco

1965 Pantechnicon Gallery, Union Street, San Francisco

1962-67 St John’s Arts & Antiques, Union St, San Francisco

1962-63 Artist’s Co-Op, Union Street, San Francisco


Marin Arts Council: member, past grants panel member

California Watercolor Association: Black Hawk show juror


2005 First Place - Watercolor, Marin County Fair

2004 H.M. Award, CWA Member Show

2003 First Place, CWA Member Show

2003 SFAA Award, CWA 35th National Exhibition

2002 Best of Show - Watercolor, ANA31, Holter Museum

2001 Merit Award, Artisan’s Gallery, Landscape Show

1962 First Public Prize, Boblingen Kunst Guild Group Show Stuttgart, West Germany

Recent Exhibits

WILL NOBLE participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2011 Influential Element: Exploring the Impact of Water
Long Beach Museum of Art
Jun, 2010 "surface/tension: h2o"
Bay Model Visitor Center
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