About Noelle ....

The Artist

Yep, it's true, I'm a self taught artist whose  BA in Biology from UCSC didn't exactly prepare me for this phase of my life!  An art history class during my freshman year reintroduced me to  many  incredible artists I remembered from my childhood. I found the class fascinating and have loved exploring museums ever since. But the opportunity to paint didn't appear until I  participated as an Art In Action Docent at my children's elementary school .  Being able to introduce my children & their classmates to these masters was such a gift.

Rekindling the Spark

 I loved the Impressionists  as a child; their use of color amazed me.  Georges Seurat was always a favorite of mine with his impressive A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte being one of my favorite paintings. When a series of life changing events and a chance YouTube video showed me a mandala artist using dots in a similar manner, I knew I really wanted to give it a try. 

But what do you call It?

The technique I use has been called “Dotilism” by some. I find it similar to the techniques used by the Pointillists . In both styles, small distinct dots of color are applied to create your artwork. While those artists primarily used brushes, I use special dotting tools to create my works. Dotilism also employs dots of varying sizes while Pointillism primarily uses dots of similar sizes only.