Noah Layne

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Noah Layne


Noah Layne (1979-) is a Canadian-American award winning realist artist based out of his studio in Victoria, BC, Canada. He has shown his work in shows and galleries across North America and been short listed for Canada’s National Portrait Competition “The Kingston Prize”, as well as being a Hudson River Fellow in New York. Noah has been painting and drawing since he was very young.

Noah was born in St Andrews, New Brunswick to American and Dutch/Indonesian parents. He and his family traveled from there to Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Alberta before settling on the West Coast of Canada in Victoria BC when he was three years old. He was homeschooled as a child and encouraged and supported in pursuing his artistic passion. Layne started painting by copying Rembrandt and Winslow Homer paintings when he was 10 years old. He went on to study various painting techniques and has been influenced by painters such as Bouguereau, Rembrandt, Sargent, and Wyeth. Noah works in oil and is an excellent draftsman. He believes in the importance of working from life. Noah is passionate about sharing his knowledge and has been teaching since 2008. He founded the Noah Layne Academy of Realist Art in 2014.


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