Watching Noble Hardesty paint is akin to watching a butcher attack a hunk of meat. There is nothing delicate about his process. Media splatters, brushes are loaded to the heel, and paint drips from the canvas to the floor. But what could be confused as a loose technique, results in very tight work with a motion that many artists fail to obtain. Noble’s imagery is a mix of mythology and fiction teaming with heroes, girls, monkeys, metal album imagery and blazing color.
In 2012 he was gracious enough to allow me to interview him and film as he created a commissioned painting named "Fury Whip".
We discussed style, inspiration and what it means to be an artist living in Boise, Idaho.
Music for video was provided by "The Freak Accident". You can follow them at their blog : http://www.thefreakaccident.com and purchase their music on iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-freak-accident/id28679321
You can see more of Nobel’s work below and at http://instagram.com/noble_hardesty.
"Ghengis Kong" 24" x 24" Acrylic on Masonite 2013
"Amy’s Dinosaur Dream" 80" x 39" acrylic on wood 2013
"Wolves Among Scrubs" 48" x 24" acrylic on masonite 2011
"Fury Whip" 24" x 48" acrylic on masonite
"Flight Crew 666" 24" x 24" acrylic on masonite 2013Go Top