Noelle Correia (1977) After spending time tinkering around at her father's auto repair/welding shop as a child, Noelle began to create an imaginary world out of carpenter's chalk drawings and discarded car parts. This world turned the industrial environment of downtown Fresno into a delusional paradise. Noelle left Fresno at eighteen but took her imaginary world with her. Noelle has worked for many years in the arts education realm, developing a profound relationship with culture, creative expression, and child development. She conveys the beauty and complexities of human nature using texture, pattern, and narrative elements throughout her work. Noelle's work further explores themes such as cross-cultural awareness, women's spirituality, and the botanical world through painting and collage practices. These subject matters are expressed through a vibrant play on color and form through painted paper cut collage and watercolor. The mixed mediums employed here include watercolor, acrylic painting, cut paper collage, and encaustic painting. Noelle currently works as a Visual Artist and Art Instructor from her studio at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, CA.
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