Bio of Tom Noll
International artist Tom Noll was born and raised in the midwest on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Always an artist, Tom loved drawing as a child, even when his hand would get cracked for drawing “left handed”. With a love for ink on paper, Tom pursued an education in the printing and publishing field, and then years later received a second degree in graphic design and illustration for the world of print and advertising. Working in the creative field, Tom has the well rounded insight for getting ideas from the concept stage to completion. With years of the hustle and bustle of the corporate world, the fine arts have always served as his creative outlet, and safe refuge.
Originally painting in watercolors, Tom traveled the art fair circuit, displaying his fluid landscapes and figural works. In later years, his painting interests moved to acrylics and oils as he enjoys the thick paints and builds of color that can be applied to so many varied surfaces. His attention turned to abstract expressionism with large pieces that fill rooms with rich free-flowing color and movement.
In the recent rock series captured in oils & acrylic on canvas, he incorporates his bold abstract strokes and vibrant colors into moving pieces that capture the essence of the music and the musicians. Marketing his art worldwide, Tom finds great pleasure in sharing these images and talking with people around the globe who are passionate fans of the rock artists portrayed, and are proudly displaying these works.
In addition to painting, Tom enjoys sculpting and until recently, moved his talents outdoors in the Wisconsin winters to carve giant blocks of snow in various competitions, Before retiring, he & his 2 team members were Wisconsin's 2007 & 2008 State Champions and 1st place "People's Choice" winners, and 3rd in the nation at the "2008 US National" snowsculpting competition.
Tom continues to pursue the challenge of the next painted piece, as blank canvas transforms with the inspiration and energy that beckons his heart and hand.