November 24, 2020

In case you didn’t know, Kalispell has a great quarterly periodical. Owned and operated by the talented folks at Highline Design, Go Local focuses on all things Northwest Montana.

The winter issue, "on newsstands now," features none other than yours truly!

So if you’ve ever wondered (of course you have, haven’t you?) about my roots and the circuitous journey leading to my here and now, this is your chance to fill in the blanks.

Let’s keep in touch,


November 17, 2020

It’s a new dawn! A stunning sunrise this morning looking from our deck. The view is to the east, over our pasture, through Lone Pine State Park, above the Flathead Valley and Flathead Lake, toward the Mission Mountains, the Swan Range, and the continental divide in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

We live just west of the largest wilderness area in the lower 48. A few minutes drive from Glacier National Park, and an even shorter drive from the largest freshwater lake in the west. Not a bad spot for a landscape painter!

"In the absence of light And the deepening night Where I wait for the sun Looking east”

~ Jackson Browne

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November 11, 2020

This is what the road through Bad Rock Canyon on the way to Glacier National Park looks like - sort of. Up around Hungry Horse hundreds of lodgepole pines skitter by as the highway winds through the forest. If you’ve ever driven that stretch of US 2, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Marshall Noice | Soft Light, Hungry Horse | Oil on Canvas | 48x60" | 10,300.

I WILL say I was inspired by that landscape when I started this painting, even though it is, as usual, anything but a literal depiction of that scene. And in the interest of giving credit where credit’s due, I feel obliged to say that Damien Hirst’s ubiquitous cherry blossom paintings were highly influential.

"In the pines, in the pines, where the sun never shines.

And we shiver when the cold winds blow.”

~ Huddie Ledbetter

Let's keep in touch,

Marshall Noice

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Kalispell, MT


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