Trees of vibrant reds, yellows and blues surround calm waters of blue and green. VIibrant colors that set the mood, depicting landscapes that seem to celebrate life itself. These works, which showcase the exuberance of the land, are by Marshall Noice. Yet, in addition to the trees and forested areas that have long been a staple of his art, the role of water plays a larger part in many of the artist’s recent paintings.
While waterfront scenes have long been a part of Noice’s repertoire, edges of streams and lakes forming blue lines or arches across the land, the newest pieces explore more of the symbiosis between the land and the water. The colors and the living elements within the rivers and lakes take on a life of their own while the surrounding land seemingly rejoices in the life-giving liquid.
See Marshall Noice’s works on his artist page.
More Than Nourishment
As Noice’s style evolves so does that of the nature of water in his works, and, as such, those elements themselves take on a greater role. In Birch Grove Lakeside II the trees are reflected on the smooth surface, giving them a feeling of being lusher and fuller just from the proximity to the water.
In his Whitefish Lake Fall he captures not only the reflections, but also a sense of the diverse life that lives under the surface from the deeper greens and mixed blues that give the lake its own sense of movement. And no longer is the water a single element, but a major component of the work, occupying half the canvas in a way that showcases how the water supports the land and vice-versa.
A Landscape in Motion
Just as Noice portrays the calm of the lakeside, he is also able to convey the flowing energy of the river. The rough shoreline and the ripples of white in his Riffles, Boulder River give insight to the speed of the water as it cuts a line through the forest on its never ending search for the sea.
On the other hand, one sees a gentle tributary in the calm waters of the stream in his Above Whitefish Lake, the trees growing from the riverbed a sign of the welcoming pace of the water.
Whether the depths of the forest of the energetic shores of a river, Marhsall Noice’s expanding style and repertoire explores and showcases the emotion of the world.
See more of Noice’s works that explore the relationship between land and water on his artist page.