William Noonan Studio

William Noonan originally from Monroe, New York was born in 1962. After a career in graphics and publishing at The Village Voice in New York City, William returned full-time to his first love: fine art, and to the Hudson Valley, where he now resides in Newburgh, New York. He has a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and has since studied at the New York Academy of Art, the Woodstock School of Art, The International School of Art-Umbria Italy, and the Art Students League of New York.

An inclination for the figure, a deep love of Italian art and the investigation of his own Italian heritage, through travel and study, inform his work. While drawing on European traditions, his work is part of the continuum of American Realism.

He teaches at the Wallkill River School of Art and out of his home studio.  Primarily working in oils he also includes acrylics, watercolor, drawing and printmaking techniques in his repertoire. His work has been exhibited locally, on Cape Cod, and through various Internet venues. He is in numerous private collections, home and abroad, and has several pieces in the corporate collection of Nielsen and Bainbridge.


1967 - present

Began drawing about age five and I am still working on it.

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Online! Painting and Drawing Lab with William Noonan via the Wallkill River School of Art.
This class strikes a balance between independent work and class exercises. Great for the intermediate or advanced painter who benefits from a routine and from the input of peers.


This class is offered in a 4 week cycle as a mix of demos, lectures and critiques. The instructor will supply a set of images from which the students will work. These will range and include still life, landscape, portrait and figure. Students may choose to draw and/or paint from any or all of these images.  This is not a follow along step by step process; rather each student will be challenged to interpret the image for themselves.  Students may also opt to work on their own personal projects.

Enroll Here for the Wallkkill River School


At my Newburgh studio...

I also teach painting and drawing at my own studio in Newburgh, NY. for info on my home studio offerings email me at wbnoonan@yahoo.com. Students of all levels are welcome and lessons are geared to the individual.

Home studio pricing is $35 per regularly scheduled class (2.5 hours, currently Tuesdays) or buy 4 in advance for $120.

Private lessons are $40 per hour (no bulk discount)

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