William Noonan is originally from Monroe, New York. He 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 SUNY 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. He has been deeply involved in the Hudson Valley’s local art scene. He is co-creator of the Newburgh Art Salon – a local network of artists. He teaches at the Wallkill River School of Art, The Barett Art Center, The Mill Street Loft and out of his home studio. William’s work is figurative and has a broad range that includes plein-air landscape, still life, figures, portraits and animal paintings. Primarily working in oils he also includes 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 and has several pieces in the corporate collection on Nielsen and Bainbridge who offer his work nationally in print form. 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 clearly part of the continuum of American Realism, from Homer to Hopper to Hockney.