Cooking , writing and teaching healthy living recipes, green gardening, constructing elaborate cakes, restoring her homes, painting portraits of Cats Angels adoptee's, non-profit fundraising, these are just a sampling of the pursuits and passions of Noelle Almond.
Born in Lexington, Kentucky and raised in Atlanta, the daughter of two artists who owned and ran a gallery there. Of course, art played a central role as she grew up, so naturally, she chose Atlanta Art Institute to hone her skills. There she majored in ceramics and clothing design. From art school, Noelle moved to Hilton Head Island where she met and married her husband Alex. Eventually they settled in Lexington, SC. There she established a successful pastry business as a sideline to her realtor position.
Noelle and Alex bought in Amelia Island Plantation 18 years ago and recently retired here to focus on painting. Noelle takes lessons from the Mauers, studying painting with Kathleen and drawing with William. Currently her media choices are acrylic and ink. Her favorite painting subjects are the animals around us – cats, dogs, the ponies of Cumberland Island, and the creatures from the ocean.
Inspired by Winslow Homer and Monet, her challenge in art is “ to see what’s really there and then put it on my canvas”. Noelle has been an exhibiting member of the Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery since October 2019. Her work is also on display at JW Framing and Art Gallery and the Eight Flags Antique Market. You can also view her art on Facebook/noellealmond.