Paine, Noel (b.1971)

Bio

I read the world as a series of shapes and colours. To me, a tree, a building, a road, a house, is a shape. The subjects I choose for a particular painting are dictated not by social comment, or narrative, but by abstract ideas.
I do not set out to make picture of a tree instead I want to explore and understand the colour, shape and light on a tree. My intention is always to make a painting; The ideas and concepts that form my paintings remain completely and conceptually abstract.

After finishing Cardiff University in 1994, I returned to London. The hidden spaces of the city provided an abundance of shapes, colours and changing light throughout the seasons, and these factors alone, became the inspiration for my series of East London paintings.


Since 2008, I have been working in Rome, and the surrounding Lazio landscape. Here, I have been able to confront the demands of stronger and more cinematic light. Although my work is deeply rooted in the tradition of figurative and representational painting, my most recent paintings from the landscape and the environment that surrounds me, has been a gradual development. To me this is where the ultimate challenge exists.

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Bow Tree Summer, (oil on canvas)
Bow Tree Summer, (oil on canvas)

NPN484153: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Canning Town Winter, (oil on canvas)
Canning Town Winter, (oil on canvas)

NPN484154: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Canning Town Summer, (oil on canvas)
Canning Town Summer, (oil on canvas)

NPN484155: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Bow Tower, (oil on canvas)
Bow Tower, (oil on canvas)

NPN484156: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Red Tower, 2005 (oil on canvas)
Red Tower, 2005 (oil on canvas)

NPN484157: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Slaughtered Tomb, (oil on canvas)
The Slaughtered Tomb, (oil on canvas)

NPN484158: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Bow Trench 1, (oil on canvas)
Bow Trench 1, (oil on canvas)

NPN484160: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Bow Trench 2, (oil on canvas)
Bow Trench 2, (oil on canvas)

NPN484161: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

St Anne's, (oil on canvas)
St Anne's, (oil on canvas)

NPN484162: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Millennium Mills, (oil on canvas)
Millennium Mills, (oil on canvas)

NPN484163: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Studio Bottles, (oil on canvas)
Studio Bottles, (oil on canvas)

NPN484164: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Summer Canning Town, (oil on canvas)
Summer Canning Town, (oil on canvas)

NPN484165: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Bow Tree Winter, (oil on canvas)
Bow Tree Winter, (oil on canvas)

NPN484166: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Tate and Lyle, (oil on canvas)
Tate and Lyle, (oil on canvas)

NPN484167: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Thames Gateway Summer, (oil on canvas)
Thames Gateway Summer, (oil on canvas)

NPN484168: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Thames Gateway Winter, (oil on canvas)
Thames Gateway Winter, (oil on canvas)

NPN484169: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Tintern, (oil on canvas)
Tintern, (oil on canvas)

NPN484171: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

View of Canning Town, (oil on canvas)
View of Canning Town, (oil on canvas)

NPN484172: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Winter Pond, (oil on canvas)
Winter Pond, (oil on canvas)

NPN484173: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Winter Trunk, 2010 (oil on canvas)
Winter Trunk, 2010 (oil on canvas)

NPN484174: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Study for Bow Trench, (oil on canvas)
Study for Bow Trench, (oil on canvas)

NPN484175: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Study for Trunk 2, (oil on canvas)
Study for Trunk 2, (oil on canvas)

NPN484176: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Bow Tree Spring, (oil on canvas)
Bow Tree Spring, (oil on canvas)

NPN484177: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Bow Towers, (oil on canvas)
Bow Towers, (oil on canvas)

NPN484178: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Anticoli Winter, (oil on canvas)
Anticoli Winter, (oil on canvas)

NPN484181: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Appia Antica House, (oil on canvas)
Appia Antica House, (oil on canvas)

NPN484182: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Aqueduct Park View, (oil on canvas)
Aqueduct Park View, (oil on canvas)

NPN484187: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Bow Tree Autumn, (oil on canvas)
Bow Tree Autumn, (oil on canvas)

NPN484188: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Aquaduct, (w/c on paper)
Aquaduct, (w/c on paper)

NPN484189: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Aqueduct Park, 2011 (oil on canvas)
Aqueduct Park, 2011 (oil on canvas)

NPN484190: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Capitoline Hill, 2008 (oil on canvas)
Capitoline Hill, 2008 (oil on canvas)

NPN484192: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Line of Trees, 2009 (oil on canvas)
Line of Trees, 2009 (oil on canvas)

NPN484196: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Midday Monument, 2010 (oil on canvas)
Midday Monument, 2010 (oil on canvas)

NPN484198: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Appia Antica, (oil on canvas)
The Appia Antica, (oil on canvas)

NPN484201: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Gap, (oil on canvas)
The Gap, (oil on canvas)

NPN484202: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Lizard's View, 2008 (oil on canvas)
The Lizard's View, 2008 (oil on canvas)

NPN484203: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Red Gate, Summer, 2010 (oil on canvas)
Red Gate, Summer, 2010 (oil on canvas)

NPN484204: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Wrens Tomb, (oil on canvas)
The Wrens Tomb, (oil on canvas)

NPN484205: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Young Pine, 2009 (oil on canvas)
The Young Pine, 2009 (oil on canvas)

NPN484206: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Three Arches, 2009 (oil on canvas)
Three Arches, 2009 (oil on canvas)

NPN484207: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Trunk, (oil on canvas)
Trunk, (oil on canvas)

NPN484209: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Shortest Day, (oil on canvas)
The Shortest Day, (oil on canvas)

NPN484211: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Free Trade Wharf, (oil on canvas)
Free Trade Wharf, (oil on canvas)

NPN484212: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Limehouse, (oil on canvas)
Limehouse, (oil on canvas)

NPN484213: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

Our Modern Moon, (oil on canvas)
Our Modern Moon, (oil on canvas)

NPN484214: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The Longest Day, (oil on canvas)
The Longest Day, (oil on canvas)

NPN484215: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

The January Path, (oil on canvas)
The January Path, (oil on canvas)

NPN484216: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

NPN2642463: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

NPN5889736: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

NPN5889737: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

NPN5889738: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

NPN5889739: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

NPN5846098: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images

NPN5858578: © Noel Paine / Bridgeman Images


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