Suzan Noyes

Suzan chooses natural subject matter - trees, foliage, floral, select landscapes. Picturesque buildings and abandoned vehicles also intrigue her. She has shown and sold her paintings since 1977, having exhibited work in numerous solo, group and juried shows over the last forty years.

Her chosen media is soft pastel or acrylics. She has also worked in watercolor, colored pencil and charcoal.

The pastel paintings incorporate thin acrylic washes as an under-painting prior to applying hard pastel under finish layers of soft pastel. She prefers 300 lb. cold press watercolor paper or heavy sanded papers for the pastels.

Her acrylics are painted over gesso on masonite or board. She incorporates up to thirty layered washes of thinned paint plus glaze, building a complex base while keeping extreme highlights fresh.

Suzan chooses simple yet striking subjects and strong compositions with interesting positive and negative space. She balances complementary colors and prefers a dramatic light source. 

Juried Shows

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Coos Bay Art Museum Invitational Art Exhibition

Mirror Pond Gallery Watercolor & Pastel Exhibition (2)

Mirror Pond Gallery Portraits Exhibition

Crook County Art Exhibition/Rural Oregon Arts Association

Central Oregon Community College/Rotunda Gallery 

Lancaster Art Museum

Lakes and Valleys Art Guild Invitational

Poway Center for Performing Arts

Fallbrook Art Association’s Exhibition

Santa Paula Art Association’s Exhibition 

Solo Shows

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El Pavo Real Gallery

Arctic Trading Post Gallery (three shows)

Non-juried & group shows

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Viento Y Agua/LVAG Group Show

Cedar Centre Art Association/Four-Man Show

Lakes and Valleys Art Guild Group Shows

Eagle Flies Gallery/Four-Man Show 

Carrie McLain Museum (featured artist)

Seward/Resurrection Bay Galerie

Artfellows Cooperative Gallery Kennebec Valley Art Assoc.

In the News

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Media Group

. . . Noyes assisted in founding the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild, a non-profit organization. She served on the board of directors as Vice-President and later as President. Her involvement with Nome, Alaska's Theatre Guild . . . more 


. . . Denice Hughes Lewis, Skip Clark and Suzan Noyes add a silver win to their first place trophy from the Santa Catalina Film Festival and an honorable mention at the Mexican Film Festival. In a press release from the Oregon Film Awards . . . more


. . . she was employed as a free-lance commercial artist for many years while concurrently pursuing a career in fine art and illustration. Suzan moved to Nome, Alaska in 1993, resulting in a completely different lifestyle . . . more

National Competition

Paint America’s Top 100

Northwest Company International
for Alaska Commercial Company Stores

Commissioned artist’s renderings for calendar art 1998, 1999, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014


2008 – 2017

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