William Noonan is a resident and native of the Hudson Valley of New York State. After a career in graphics and publishing at The Village Voice in New York City, William returned full-time to his first love, fine art, and to the Hudson Valley. His work is representational and has a broad range that includes plein-air landscape, still lifes, portraits and the figure; particularly the male figure. His art education is eclectic and his style is neither naive, nor classical, but rather a blend of careful study and intuition. Primarily working in oils, he also includes watercolor, pastel and drawing techniques in his repertoire. William teaches painting and drawing at a variety of institutions throughout the Hudson Valley and also instructs plein air workshops at home and abroad. A deep love of Italian and European art along with the investigation of his own Italian heritage, through travel and study, inform his work. While drawing on European traditions, his work is part of the continuum of American Realism.
Above: “The Little Kenmore Toaster”