However, Noah’s artwork is more than pastiche. Alongside the classic look are modern themes and settings and that’s something clients love about working with Noah. He’s able to take a concept and make it relevant and relatable as a flawless painting.
With a background in graphic design and many years of experience working in studios and agencies, Noah is a good communicator who understands the creative process. His influences include Norman Rockwell, JC Leyendecker, Haddon Sundblom, Tom Lovell and Dean Cornwell.
“My approach begins with thumbnail sketches. I keep them loose and fun. I don’t want to be constrained or steered in a certain direction with reference photos. After the thumbnail sketch is approved, I then find or create appropriate reference photos from which I make the detailed pencil sketch. Lastly, I paint the illustration. I work completely digitally on a 22-inch Wacom Cintiq,” says Noah.
With just the right amount of sentimentality and a touch of humour, Noah’s painterly style perfectly revives the Golden Age of American illustration in the modern era.