Artist Statement / Bio
What I enjoy most is working from life. Through the act of quietly observing, my aim is to accurately yet personally discern color and light. My subjects have included still life, portrait, landscape, and small daily paintings. I also create large scale, time based landscape projects. Not unlike the great painterly realists of the late 19th century, my work emerges through painting directly, while striving to retain gesture and emotion.
Noah Verrier has been painting since childhood. Verrier earned his MFA in Studio Art at Florida State University. He currently is a working artist, and adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University. His work has been featured in many exhibits in the United States, and abroad. Noah was recently featured in New American Paintings #111 as one of 40 of the nations top painters amongst 800. Verrier was also awarded the Emerging Artist of the year award in 2007 by the Von Liebig Museum of fine art and the Naples National Art Festival.
Many private collectors have invested in his work, and his popularity continues to grow by word of mouth. Noah is an artist because he feels it is what he is meant to do. He says “If I don’t make art, I feel incomplete.” Some of his influences include contemporary artists Jennifer Bartlett, Rackstraw Downes, and the spiritual landscape painters of the past; Inness, Turner, and The Hudson River School. His philosophy is that “art is about emotion and beauty.” Noah truly believes in the words of philosopher Roger Scruton “Beauty is a value as important as truth and goodness, I think we are losing beauty, and there is a danger that with it we will lose the meaning of life”