Steve Noon is an award winning illustrator with over twenty five years experience.
Born in Kent, Steve's parents moved the family to St.Ives in Cornwall when he was two. A passion for drawing and painting followed.
On leaving school he went on to study illustration at his local Art College, graduating in 1985.
Happy painting all subjects and having worked with a range of clients from around the world, Steve has provided work for publishers, stamp design, advertising campaigns and packaging. He has received six major international Illustration awards and nominations for his work.
Though continuing to enjoy painting many subjects, a life long love of history and detail are themes which have run through Steve's work.
In 2000 Steve started working on a critically acclaimed series of books for Dorling Kindersley including the muliti award winning 'A Street Through Time.' More recently he's produced fourteen highly detailed spreads for 'The Bible in it's Time' (Lion Publishing 2011).
For more than ten years he has been working with renowned military publishers, Osprey Publishing, providing paintings for over 30 books, going on to sell works to collectors in Canada, USA and UK. In light of this, he is developing a number of ideas for his own paintings and prints of historic military subjects.
Now living in South Wales, Steve has long been inspired to portray historic landmarks and scenes he sees around him in original fine art works. He intends to exhibit more of these, more personal works. Early exhibitions have included a show at Cardiff's prestigious, Albany Gallery.
Illustration Awards and nominations
. Nominated for the Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2003
. Nominated for the Deutshen Jugendliteraturpreis 2003
. Grand Prize Winner: Shankei Children's Literature Prize 2001
. Award winner: The Educational Valuable Picture Book 2000
. Award winner: The Longman History Today History book of the Year 2000
. Runner up in the Robert Stolz Trophy for Stamp design 1996
. Albany Gallery, Drawings Exhibition 2014
. Off the Wall Gallery, Christmas Show 2013
. Made in Roath 2013
. Albany Gallery, Drawings Exhibition 2012
. Big Little City 2011
. Made in Roath 2010