Noel Shaw - Oil Painter of Irish Traditions
Noel Shaw - Artist
Noel Shaw has had a 40 year career as a professional artist moving from an apprenticeship as a lithographic artist to become one of Belfast's foremost Designer/Illustrators.After working for many leading printing & advertising companies including 7 years spent in the art studio of the Belfast Telegraph Noel moved to the Co. Antrim countryside to set up a fish farm where he pursued his interest in breeding and rearing trout.
He kept his contact with the art world with a variety of freelance commissions,including a spell as technical illustrator with the ill-fated Delorean Motor Co. It was at this time that he began to take a serious interest in oil painting as a means of recording the rural life he loved so well, especially the characters and customs of a time gone by.