MC Noyes Water Way

MC Noyes Water Way
MC Noyes Water Way
MC Noyes Water Way
MC Noyes Water Way
MC Noyes Water Way

MC Noyes Water Way

December 15 ~ February 10


Join us on 3rd Friday Gallery Night December 15 & January 19th from 5-7pm for opening receptions and to meet the artists


MC Noyes solo show “Water Way” of ink wash paintings opens


Canal Street Art Gallery presents: MC Noyes Water Way solo show, premiering the artist's newest series of ink wash paintings. The MC Noyes Water Way solo show opens December 15th and is on view through February 10th. Join us on 3rd Friday Gallery Night in Historic Downtown Bellows Falls, December 15th from 5-7pm to celebrate and meet the artist. All gallery events are free, open to the public, and family friendly. For wheelchair access call 802-289-0104 upon arrival. 


Michael C. Noyes, based in Bellows Falls, Vermont, has long maintained an oil painting practice which has been influenced by the artist’s study of ink wash on paper, and of Chinese calligraphy and painting. The artist’s newest series, Water Way, evolved into using ink wash as a primary medium. The materials the artist uses include handmade Xuan and Mulberry paper of several thicknesses, each made respectively from the bark of the Blue Sandalwood tree, the Mulberry tree and leaves, and rice stocks, along with other ingredients and lengthy processes used for over a thousand years in China. Brushes consist of natural hairs, all with specific purposes, made for example from goat, sheep, rabbit, weasel, bear, and horse. The traditional ink sticks are composed of pressed powdered pigments bound with gelatin. These are ground with water on a stone to emulsify a thick ink. 


“I am drawn to the immediacy, permanence, and challenge which ink wash painting presents. The traditional techniques are hard to master and involve learning to grind inks to a proper consistency, choosing the paper, brushes, inks and colors to use and then applying one color at a time. The preparation which goes into one brushstroke is most of the process. This is why calligraphy is practiced to gain the skills needed to paint. It is attempting to control the uncontrollable. Practicing the materials and techniques of Chinese ink painting and calligraphy is what I am in pursuit of by creating my Water Way series.” -MC Noyes


Noyes’s first hand made stab bound book of original paintings, a collaboration with Len Emery Photography, is also to be presented during the Water Way solo show, and is entitled Bubble Book 1. This book is a representation of using bubbles on the surface of flowing water as a visualization tool to detach the mind from intrusive thoughts and bring it back to the present.

Artworks in the Show

MC Noyes

Water Way 23

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Mulberry paper mounted on archival foam board

14 x 11 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 24

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Mulberry paper mounted on archival foam board

14 x 11 in

Sold

Purchase

MC Noyes

Water Way 29

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

24 x 18 in

$500

MC Noyes

Water Way 30

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

24 x 18 in

$500

MC Noyes

Water Way 31

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

24 x 18 in

$500

MC Noyes

Water Way 32

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

14 x 11 in

$180

MC Noyes

Water Way 33

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

14 x 11 in

$180

MC Noyes

Water Way 34

2023

hand ground ink on handmade single weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

14 x 11 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 35

2023 handmade

hand ground ink on single weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

14 x 11 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 36

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Mulberry paper mounted on archival foam board

55 x 27.5 in

$3200

MC Noyes

Water Way 37

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$90

MC Noyes

Water Way 38

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$90

MC Noyes

Water Way 41

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 42

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 44 - 65, Bubble Book 1, handmade stab bound book of original artwork

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

11 x 17 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 69

2023

hand ground ink on handmade double weight raw Xuan paper

54x 27 in

$3200

MC Noyes

Water Way 84

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

$50

MC Noyes

Water Way 85

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

$50

MC Noyes

Water Way 86

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 87

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

$50

MC Noyes

Water Way 88

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

$50

MC Noyes

Water Way 89

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

Sold

MC Noyes

Water Way 91

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

7 x 5 in

$50

MC Noyes

Water Way 92

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$50

MC Noyes

Water Way 95

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$90

MC Noyes

Water Way 96

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$90

MC Noyes

Water Way 97

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$90

MC Noyes

Water Way 98

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$90

MC Noyes

Water Way 99

2023

hand ground ink on handmade triple weight raw Xuan paper mounted on archival foam board

10 x 8 in

$90

Purchase

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