Noelle was born in Seattle and has been residing in Houston for 21 years. She taught art for 25 years and recently retired to focus fully on her artwork. She has a bachelors degree in painting and her areas of concentration are figurative and portraiture art. In her children’s book illustrations she loves depicting the tenderness and innocence of everything childhood in a soft but vibrant style. When not painting , which is hardly ever, Noelle enjoys floral gardening and creating elaborate costumes and headpieces as well as writing. She is mother to one son and 3 dogs.