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Rebecca Noelle

  • Winter Sea
    Winter Sea
  • SOLD

    Evening Beach Walk
  • Borrego Springs Afternoon Light
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    Lake Murray Sunset
  • Lemon Blossom
  • German Cottage
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    Lake Hodge Superbloom

A California native, Rebecca Noelle’s love of homeland and nature has led her to plein air, or outdoor painting. She spends much of her time on location capturing the beaches, gardens, mountains, and architecture of San Diego. Rebecca believes that plein air paintings are not only artistic expressions of moments in time but also important historical records of local landscapes that may change or even disappear. She works in oil paint on panels, using both the brush and palette knife.

Rebecca is also a teacher and has spent many happy years teaching art to San Diego students in grades K-6. In 2017, she was named Volunteer of the Year at the San Diego Rescue Mission for her work facilitating art classes and exhibitions for adults in recovery. Currently, Rebecca teaches a weekly plein air painting class in historic Balboa Park, sharing the joy of landscape painting with students of all ages.

I feel very lucky to have been born and raised in Southern California, surrounded by nature and free to explore and experiment creatively. I come from a long line of artists and gardeners and grew up in my mom’s flower shop, so I tend to gravitate toward gardens and nature in my life and work. Trained primarily as a plein air oil painter, I spend most of my time outdoors working on location, taking in the environment with all my senses. The smell of the cool forest air, the winter sea, or the hot, dry desert. The sounds of wildlife, musicians, people. The smooth softness of the board beneath my brush or knife as I interpret a beautiful moment in time. I wake up with a spark of joy each day, wondering what I will experience and paint, and I feel like I could never live long enough to satisfy this passion.

2022-San Diego Museum of Art Artist’s Guild Spring Juried Show, Honorable Mention, San Diego
2022-Redlands Festival of Arts, Redlands, CA
2021-La Jolla Art and Wine Festival, La Jolla, CA
2021-Carlsbad Art in the Village, Carlsbad, CA
2020-San Diego Museum of Art Artist’s Guild Winter Juried Show, San Diego, CA
2020-Sparks Gallery Contemporary Still Life Exhibition, San Diego, CA
2020-Fusion Art Gallery-Landscapes Group Show, Online
2019-Fusion Art Gallery-Into the Wild Group Show, Online
2019-Sparks Gallery Minis, San Diego, CA
2018-San Diego Museum of Art Artist’s Guild Gallery 21, Honorable Mention, San Diego, CA
2018-LPAPA Plein Air Invitational Healdsburg Exhibition, Healdsburg, CA
2017-Present-Hotel Solamar Solo Exhibition, San Diego, CA
2017-LPAPA Plein Air Invitational Healdsburg Exhibition, Healdsburg, CA
2016-2022-Mission Federal Artwalk, San Diego, CA
2016-2022-Art for Heaven’s Sake, Redlands, CA
2016-Solo Auction of pieces created for the film I Am Still Here, Los Angeles, CA
2014-Idyllwild Plein Air Competition, First Place, People’s Choice, Idyllwild, CA
2014-San Diego County Fair Fine Arts Honorable Mention, Del Mar, CA
2014-San Diego County Fair Photography Honorable Mention, Del Mar, CA
2014-National Orange Show Honorable Mention, San Bernardino, CA
2014-Earth and Fire Gallery Solo Exhibition, Idyllwild, CA
2013-Acorn Gallery Group Show, Idyllwild, CA
2013-Idyllwild Pizza Company Solo Exhibition, Idyllwild, CA