RI SWA, RI Membership Secretary
Jean Noble was born in Sidcup, Kent. Studying at Loughborough art college she subsequently obtained a design degree at Kingston University.
Jean was elected a member of the RI, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 2009 and remains serving as a council member. She is also a member of The Society of Women Artists (SWA) and the Chelsea Art Society.
Amongst many prestigious awards, Jean was the winner of The Royal Society of Arts Design Award whilst at Kingston and offered membership as a fellow. Recognition for her abstract work has seen her winning The Lady Laming Award in both 2007 and 2013.
An invitation to judge the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition culminating with Jean visiting Shenzhen in the south of China to select the winners alongside three other international judges and four Chinese Judges.
In 2017 Jean was honoured to receive The Barbara Tate Memorial Award which was presented by HRH Princess Michael of Kent during The Society of Women Artists annual exhibition at The Mall galleries in London.
Exhibiting extensively in the UK, Jean’s work can be found in many prestigious Fine Art Galleries and Society Exhibitions.
‘As an abstract painter, it is very important for me to keep the ‘idea’ of the original reaction to a given space and allow the viewer room for their interpretation as well. Some of my work is intimate, some giving depth in space and air. The density of colour, it’s transparency or opacity, the layers that build up the painting are designed to add richness to forms within the flatness of the paper. My work is an ongoing journey. So far the end is not in sight!’