PAINTING IS A MARTIAL ART

Noëlle Nadeau Khoo is an abstract mixed media painter involved in the arts for over twenty years.  Born in the United States, as a young girl, she moved with her family to Canada.  ​She earned a Diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College and Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of British Columbia in Vancouver.  Since graduating with her BFA, she has studied at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, University of British Columbia Okanagan, and with several senior acclaimed artists through Federation of Canadian Artists workshops. 
Prior to returning to the beautiful BC Interior, Noëlle taught art, for ten years, to children and adults in Vancouver, BC.  She enjoys teaching  and giving workshops and demonstrations when asked, and otherwise focusses on playing with paint in her home studio and enjoying time with her young family. 
About her art making process, Noëlle laughingly says, “Painting is a martial art.”  Layering many passes of paint and mixed media onto the support, painting becomes a conversation where she endeavours to listen and respond to what is presenting in the moment.  Movements are sometimes contemplative and slow and at other times fast and furious. 
Noëlle is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her work can be found in both public and private collections in Canada and the United States. 

Find My Work in Our Community

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Noëlle Nadeau Khoo’s Wescover Map

 

Noelle in the Media

Exhibition History

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”

LEONARDO DA VINCI

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”

EMILE ZOLA

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.”

FRIDA KAHLO