Mark Noble

Mark Noble is an artist from Street

A Street man who overcame disability to become a successful artist is to have his work shown to the public in an exhibition in Glastonbury.

Mark Noble was born with severe dyslexia, which effects his language skills and ability to communicate.  But he says art was the key to unlocking his thought and his language disability has made him more imaginative and artistic.

Father-of-two Mark, of Lias Road, Street, attended Avalon School in Street and worked for 18 years at the town’s Imco Plastics factory.

But, inspired by painters such as Turner, he followed his dream to study Art, beginning at Strode College, excelling to attend Bath Spa University and gaining a 2:1 degree in the subject in 2008.

Mark is now a successful commercial artist and his work has won fans all around the world, with more than 7,000 Facebook friends/fans alone supporting his vision.

He has run art classes, and set up his own business, selling dozens of his original compositions.

“My themes are showing people what they don’t see – and that includes seeing me with no prejudice,” he says.

“I use art as my words to connect to others.”