MC Noyes

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Until Tomorrow, 2017 Oil On Canvas 30"X40"X1" © 2017
Future Blind, 2017 Oil On Canvas 8"X10"X1.5" © 2017
Maybe Tomorrow, 2017 Oil On Linen Board 8"X10" © 2017
Finally Moving, 2017 Oil On Linen Board 8"X10" © 2017
Out of Time, 2017 Oil On Linen Board 8"X10" © 2017
Quick Facts
Indianapolis, IN
Birth year
Lives in
Rockingham, VT
Works in
Rockingham, VT
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000, B.F.A.
School of the Museum of Fine Art , Boston, 1994
Parsons School of Design, 1993
Representing galleries
Ad Hoc Art Gallery
23 Canal Street
05151 Rockingham
Natural Patterns and Human Structures: Finding Harmony and Discord in the Modern Landscape



I paint abstracted representational landscapes exploring the relationship of the human condition to the earth we live on.  I have always found my joy in escaping to nature from the suffering of my own existence.  My work has often searched the nostalgic feelings I have for the natural world untouched by human hands.  

I have recently gone through my third and fourth hip surgeries, and have faced once again the failing structures of my body being replaced by human-made mechanisms.  Having had my quality of life and health improved by modern medicine, I wonder if we can do the same with our technology for our planet?  Can we find the natural harmony in our own creations?


I work both from observation and from my creative sub-conscious.  I find compositions of circles, triangles and lines, creating conflict between the foreground and background, and often negating the horizon.  I find visual inspiration from the patterns and structures of both the natural and the human landscape.  I express these concepts through the spontaneous movement of tactile oil paint brushed onto the canvas.


Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Dong QiChang, Joseph Turner, Gustave Courbet, Victor Vaserely, MC Escher, Salvador Dali, Hans Hoffman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Chaim Soutine, Wasilly Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Gustav Klimt, Emil Nolde, Neil Welliver, Charles Burtchfield, Lovis Corinth, Eric Fischl, Joan Mitchel, Carl Planski



Michael C Noyes, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1977



The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, B.F.A. 2000

Ox-Bow Summer School of the Arts, Saugatuck, MI, 1998, 1999

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1994

Parsons School of Design, NYC, NY 1993


Currently lives and works in  

Rockingham, VT


Studied under  

Carl Planski, Dan Guston, Gaylen Gerber, Joanne Scott, Elisabeth Ockwell


Public Collections 

Boston University, Boston, MA

Hebrew Senior Life, Roslindale, MA

Newbridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA

Lexington Retailers Association, Lexington, MA

The Admiral at the Lake, Chicago, IL

The Derryfield School, Manchester NH


Selected Private Collections 

Dunbar, South Londonderry, VT

Lucido, Beverly Hills, CA

Lurie-Moroni, Chicago, IL

Chase, San Francisco, CA

Park, Portland, OR

Potter, New York, NY

Teixeira, Berlin, Germany

Ameku, Okinawa, Japan


Articles and Press 

Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce -

Beyond New York: toward the infinite dream - catalog, Gallery 130, Fukuoka, Japan

An Ever Changing Moment - catalog, Harvard University Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plane, MA

New Exhibit Focuses on Trees - article, The Lexington Minuteman, Lexington, MA

Two Artists Pool Talent to Create ‘Spaces’ Exhibit - article, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA


Charitable Auctions 

Catholic Charities, Manchester, NH

The Montessori School, South Londonderry, VT

Dismas House of Vermont, Rutland, VT


Selected One-Person Exhibitions


Michael Noyes Paintings, The Rockytop Tavern, Brattleboro, VT


Painting Now, The Downstreet Cafe, Bellows Falls, VT


Terra Madre, a Slow Food event, Anjali Farms, South Londonderry, VT


An Ever Changing Moment, Harvard University Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA


Light in the Trees, JP Morgan Chase and Co., New York, NY


Physical Abstraction, Sheetz Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA


Purify, Daniels Gallery, Boston, MA


We Are Here, Logan Beach Gallery, Chicago, IL


Selected Group Exhibitions


Local Artist Expo, Londonderry Art and Historical Society, Londonderry, VT

The Resistance, Project Space 9, The Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, and AdHoc Gallery


The Chicago Years: Where it all Began, Monroe Center for the Arts, Lexingon, MA

Depot Square Gallery: Celebrate 25 Years, Invitational Exhibit, Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, MA


Beyond New York, Gallery 130, Fukuoka, Japan

Bright Wind, A-Forrest Gallery, New York, NY


Eye of the Spirit, Monroe Center for the Arts, Lexington, MA


Breathing Spaces, Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, MA

Boston International Fine Arts Exposition, Boston, MA


Art in the Barn, Curated by Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, MA

Girardot, Gallery 100 and the Lorimer Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO

Dot’s Art, Gallery 100 and the Lorimer Gallery, Cape Girardeau, MO

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