The Expressive Landscape - Interpretations in Pastel

October 27, 2021


Join me for a two day pastel workshop in Helena sponsored by The Art Center and the Montana Pastel Society. I'll be demonstrating in soft pastel. Students may work in any medium they choose, but much of the information will be specific to pastel painting. I look forward to seeing you there!

Some of the things we'll cover in the workshop:

  • The materials I use and why I prefer them

  • My approach to the use of color

  • How to use color theory to create dramatic color compositions

  • How I use non literal colors in making value studies

  • How I simplify the subject to create a highly abstract interpretation of the landscape

  • How to use fixatives without diminishing color intensity

  • Mounting and framing considerations

Workshop: January 8th & 9th 9 am - 4 pm Reception: January 7th 5-7 pm

“My primay goal is to create a work of art that resonates with the spirit of the place. All other considerations are secondary to this overriding purpose.” ~ Marshall Noice Let's keep in touch, Marshall

Marshall Noice has been creating images of landscapes for nearly a half century. He works extensively in photography, oil painting and pastel painting. Noice also works in traditional printmaking methods including etching, collagraph, and monotype.


His art has been featured in dozens of magazine articles and is included is several books. In 2013 his paintings of the Tetons were chosen for the publication voted 2013 Art Book of the year by the National Booksellers Association, Art of The National Parks, Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations.


In 1993 Noice was honored with the Montana Governor’s Cultural Trust Award. In 1999 he received the Flathead Valley Cultural Achievement Award. In 2012 he received grants from The Montana Arts Council, and The National Endowment for The Arts. Noice serves on the Montana State University School of Art Advisory Council.


Noice’s art has been showcased in over 150 museum and gallery exhibitions. His work is shown in galleries across the country, and is in the collections of museums worldwide.


He lives with his family in Kalispell, Montana.