David Emmanuel Noel is primarily a visual artist with a wealth of experience collaborating with musicians and performing acts. As a painter and illustrator, David has taught art and worked closely with bodies such as New York’s Groundswell Community Mural Project, the UK Department of Health, the Royal Institute of British Architects, National Network for Art in Health, and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children with an aim to promote the social and therapeutic benefits of art in public spaces.
Whilst a student, David was heavily involved in a number of community art initiatives in south London. This included a short period as a Director and Chair of The Brixton Artists Collective (BAC) in the early 1990s. After three years involved in BAC, he co-founded Artsway Ltd, a promotion company for visual and performance artists in the UK. The company was behind several programmes combining art, poetry, and music at London venues such as the Southwark Playhouse, The Oval Theatre, and Questors Theatre Ealing.
David’s experience of public art programmes includes work with The Powerhouse, a UK charity supporting women with learning difficulties and 'New York City is a Rollercoaster', the first collaboration between the NYC Department of Transportation, the Office of the Mayor, and Groundswell Community Mural Project. David has also organised and contributed to a variety of art, music, and fundraising events, collaborating with artists such as R’nB Singer Martine Girault, Grammy Award-nominated US Band Kloud 9, and Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation.
He is a Trustee of Open Ealing, a west London charity enabling public access to arts education and career support for artists, and a Director of the award-winning Occhi Arts & Entertainment, a NewYork based consultancy with a particular focus on supporting up and coming visual artist, musicians, actors, and performing acts.
Acrylic on canvas (2013)
Acrylic on canvas (2016)