Noah Verrier has been painting since childhood. Verrier earned his MFA in Studio Art at Florida State University. He currently is a working artist, and adjunct Professor of Painting and Drawing at Florida State University. His work has been featured in many exhibits in the United States, and abroad. Noah was awarded the Emerging Artist of the year award for 2007 by the Von Liebig Museum of Fine Art and the Naples National Art Festival, and has also garnered numerous other awards including first place in the 2004 Rollins juried exhibit, second place at the Winter Festival in Tallahassee, FL, and four awards of merit at the Lemoyne Art Foundation.
Many private collectors have invested in his work, and his popularity continues to grow by word of mouth. Noah is an artist because he feels it is what he is meant to do. He says “If I don’t make art, I feel incomplete.” Some of his influences include contemporary artists Jennifer Bartlett and Rackstraw Downes, and the spiritual landscape painters of the past; Inness, Turner, and The Hudson River School. His philosophy is that “art is about emotion and beauty.” Noah truly believes in the words of philosopher Roger Scruton “Beauty is a value as important as truth and goodness, I think we are losing beauty, and there is a danger that with it we will lose the meaning of life.”