Lanning Gallery begins its exciting spring season with the new exhibition "Marshall Noice: Brilliant Hues."
An artist's reception opens the show during Sedona's "1st Friday Gallery Tour" on March 1 from 5-8 p.m. Noice returns the following two days to paint at the gallery from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For Marshall Noice interpreting landscapes has always been a draw even throughout his twenty-three years as a professional photographer.
Though he now enjoys a national following for his vibrantly colored Contemporary Expressionist landscape paintings, it was a photography project that led Noice to change his career.
Noice had spent months photographing a prestigious artifact collection when he realized what he really wanted was to interpret these items in a loose, expressive style of painting he admired.
His talent developed as he studied countless art books and thousands of paintings, deconstructing what he responded to most.
Contrast and color harmony, composition, use of color and application techniques became his passion as he filled canvases with paintings of war shirts and headdresses.
The dedication served him well. It was the end of the 1980s when Noice loaded up his body of work and drove to Santa Fe. And found success. "Much to my surprise, [the work] started to sell," Noice said. After roughly a year Noice had transitioned to the life of a full-time artist.
American Indian themes had initiated his success but the lifelong pull toward landscapes asserted itself and Noice's artistic voice became complete. In the same loose, expressive style he'd developed Noice uses layer upon layers of brilliantly hued oils to capture the scenes that most inspire him.
Noice's unique sensibility captures in the rich emotion of each scene: Trees become blue or yellow as impression inspires; purple shadows or red hills highlight scenes with vibrant fields or rivers that draw viewers in.
Stop by the gallery and meet Marshall Noice and return on the weekend to watch him at work. Exhibition through March 10.
Lanning Gallery, 928-282-6865, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanninggallery.com. Located at Hozho, 431 S.R. 179.