Born and educated in Southern Africa, Noel Hodnett and his wife currently live in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Hodnett's deep love of the landscape and folk-lore has inspired him to produce large and small-scale works of International renown and led
to him being recognized as one of British Columbia's leading and most sought-after painters. Artist's statement - 2003 "The artistic process is for me a synthesis of an informed mind and experienced hand that challenges the norm and seeks to resolve the
work in a manner that excludes formula and fashion. Each and every work should be an individual journey of discovery and enlightenment for both creator and viewer." http://www.noelhodnett.com
Noel Hodnett has exhibited extensively in numerous International and Canadian group and solo exhibitions. His well-received solo exhibition at the Ballard Lederer Gallery in Vancouver in November 2002, drew extremely positive acclaim from critics, curators, collectors and the art going public alike. |
In 2002, the artist donated the highest valued painting to raise funds for Friends for Life on the annual Art for Life Fine Art Auction. In 1997 Hodnett was appointed to the Visual Arts Advisory Board for the City of Burnaby.
In 1992 Noel Hodnett was selected as Artist in Residence at the South African National Festival of the Arts. He was invited to exhibit his work in a major solo show at the prestigious Standard Bank Centre Gallery in Johannesburg later the same year.
Hodnett was invited to exhibit his work as participant in the Africus '95 Johannesburg Biennial in a major solo exhibition at the renowned Everard Read Gallery in the city. In 1996 he was invited to show at the distinguished ‘Art First – Contemporary Art' Gallery in Cork Street, London, U.K.
Noel Hodnett’s paintings can be found in many major International corporate and private collections in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Portugal, South Africa, Australia, United States and Canada.
The well-respected Canadian author, collector and former curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Doris Shadbolt, is among the many important private and corporate collectors that have purchased work by this highly talented artist.
"His art immediately commands admiration for its painterly knowledge and also for the depth and range of experience he incorporates in his canvases, for he constantly reaches beyond the obvious to the hidden imaginative and spiritual meanings."
Doris Shadbolt - Author
"Hodnett's paintings are never merely descriptive, for they finally depict journeys of the psyche, not destinations of the soma."
Denise Louw - Author
"In the final analysis Hodnett is a master of his craft and a manipulator of paint that few have achieved."
Professor Michael Hallier - Artist/Educator
"His paintings were so large and epic in nature that they seemed to explode in the confines of the gallery."
Mia Johnson, Preview.