• Strawberry
    • Oil, gouache, and acrylic on panel
    • 60 x 48 inches
    • $22000
    • The Dog Days
    • Oil, acrylic, oil pastel and gouache on canvas
    • 60 x 90 inches (diptych)
    • $46000
    • Course of the Valley
    • Oil, spray paint, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 30 x 80 inches (Diptych)
    • $14000
    • Plume
    • Oil, oil pastel, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 40 x 30 inches
    SOLD
    • In the Pink Half-Light
    • Oil, oil pastel, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 40 x 30 inches
    SOLD
    • Himnari
    • Oil, oil pastel, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 60 x 48 inches
    • $22000
    • Naked Came the Strangers
    • Oil, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 30 x 40 inches
    • $9000
    • Maw of the Tropics
    • Oil, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 30 x 40 inches
    • $9000
    • Batholith
    • Oil, gouache, and acrylic on canvas
    • 48 x 60 inches
    • $22000
    • Hot Spring Blues
    • Oil, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 20 x 16 inches
    SOLD
    • Slipped from Orbit
    • Acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    SOLD
    • The Winters After
    • Acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    • $2400
    • Winter Lemons
    • Acrylic, watercolor and gouache on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    SOLD
    • Ice Geyser
    • Oil, acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    • $2400
    • June in the WUI
    • Oil pastel, gouache, pencil and acrylic on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    • $2400
    • Little Hothouse
    • Oil pastel, gouache, pencil and acrylic on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    SOLD
    • Marrakech
    • Acrylic and gouache on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    • $2400
    • Monsoon Season
    • Oil pastel, gouache, pencil and acrylic on panel
    • 14 x 11 inches
    SOLD

Artist Statement

Noelle Phares brings a fresh perspective into her contemporary landscape paintings
through examination of the tension between organic and synthetic. As an environmental
scientist by training, she allows the same topics that drove her work in the natural
sciences to now guide her creative endeavors. Her body of work combines landscape
elements with structural geometry to create fractured architectural landscapes that explore
the ever-encroaching presence of humanity into previously pristine open spaces. She
holds a BS in Biochemistry, and an MS in Environmental Science. She has been painting
throughout the American West over the last decade, and currently lives and paints full-
time out of Denver, Colorado.

Artist Bio

Noelle grew up in a small town in the Sierra Nevada. Throughout her life, she has tried to spend as much time as possible outside. The impossibility of re-creating the intricate beauty of the natural world drives her to add abstraction to her watercolor pieces through the use of alternative mediums such as embroidery – allowing the viewer to join her in an exploration of nature’s treasures. She believes that humans have been moving farther away from their wild roots, and she tries to bring outdoor inspiration and awe into her viewers’ daily lives with her artwork. Her favorite themes are abstract mountain and desertscapes- places that have always drawn her peacefully away from the hustle of human life and back to tranquil balance.

 

EDUCATION
Master of Environmental Science and Management, 2014
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Bren School of Environmental Science &
Management
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, 2008
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Selected Exhibitions

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2/2023 (Upcoming) Solo exhibition, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art – Boulder CO
3/2022 Solo exhibition, Space Gallery – Denver CO
10/ 2021 Solo exhibition, Hancock Gallery – United Kingdom
7/ 2021 Solo exhibition, Harris Harvey Gallery – Seattle WA
3/ 2021 Group exhibition, Western Gallery – Austin TX
10/ 2020 Solo exhibition “Fountainhead”, Space Gallery – Denver, CO
2/ 2020 Group exhibition, Western Gallery – Austin TX
9/ 2020 Solo exhibition, Space Gallery – Denver, CO
2019 Group exhibition, Mirus Gallery – Denver, CO

2018
Jackalope Winter Show, Denver, CO – Group show/market
Denver Flea Winter Show, Denver, CO – Group show/market
Firefly Handmade Market Winter, Boulder, CO – Group show/market
Madewell, Boulder CO – Group show
Willow, Littleton CO – Solo show
Firefly Handmade Market Fall, Boulder, CO – Group show/market
Jackalope Fall Show, Denver, CO – Group show/market
Denver Flea Fall Show, Denver, CO – Group show/market
Something Independent’s Trade School, Denver, CO – Panel speaker and group show
Westfax, Lakewood, CO – Solo show
Pearl Street Art Festival, Boulder, CO – Group show/market
Jackalope Summer Show, Denver, CO – Group show/market

2017
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA – Featured artist, group show
RAW Artists, ‘Savor’, San Francisco, CA – Group show

BRAND COLLABORATIONS
2021 Art design for ski line with 4FRNT Skis
2021 Art design for apparel line with Smartwool
2020 Art design for apparel line with Merrell
2020 Calendar with Wylder Goods
2019 Art design for glassware, Lady Jane Denver
2019 Artwork for STS9’s Conscious Alliance benefit concert
2019 Art design for American Alpine Club skis, with Meier Skis.
2018 Art design for craft beer cans, Westfax Brewing Company
2018 Art design for corporate branding, ALTAR Winery – ”Agate Geode”

 

Publications

2021 Feature in 303 Magazine
2021 Feature in Luxe Magazine
2021 Feature in 5280 Home Magazine
2021 Feature in Create Magazine
2020 Speaker, Women in Design, Denver Design Week
2020 Feature in Create Magazine
2020 Feature in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
2020 Feature in 5280 Home Magazine
2019 Cover for Urban Life Wash Park Magazine winter issue
2019 Cover + feature for Urban Life Wash Park Magazine summer issue
2019 Interview on Horizon Art Podcast by Western Gallery
2019 Feature in Santa Barbara Magazine
2019 Speaker, Artist Panel, Firehouse Art Center
2019 Feature in Voyage Denver Magazine
2019 Feature in Range Magazine
2018 Feature on She Explores