David Emmanuel Noel is a British born artist, designer and illustrator based in London and New York. He has exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and the United States, collaborating with artists such as R’nB Singer Martine Girault and the Grammy Award nominated US Band Kloud 9 in cross disciplinary art initiatives.
He has worked with charities and organizations such as UK health service agencies, New York Mayor’s Office and CAMBA- a New York based agency supporting social services for over 30,000 people in the city’s five boroughs.
A Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, his passion for art began at a young age; As a child he was surrounded by art and music, sharpening his awareness of self -expression and exposure to the creative industries.
At college, he received his first commission from a local hospital to paint a series of pieces named after areas of England’s Lake District. This set his foundation as an artist. Throughout his early years he focused primarily on landscapes, from Turner inspired pieces to work heavily influenced by his exposure to the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. After joining a number of art groups and collectives, including a short period as Director and Chair of the Brixton Artists Collective, his experimentation with color furthered, painting primarily with acrylics, producing figurative and abstract pieces covering a variety of themes.
Much of his work embodies his personal encounters as well as the exposure to history, cultures and experiences of peoples from the African diaspora. His work is also influenced by politics, societal trends and his love of music, particularly Jazz.
Maintaining a broader interest in the arts, he continues to be involved in a number of projects, merging the visual and performing arts with education, community development and social regeneration. The energy for his collaboration comes from a constant desire to reveal the value of the creative industries and how each discipline provides a therapeutic component and social benefit to society.
For more about David and to see more of his works please visit www.davidemmanuelnoelart.net
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