David Noyes is a local artist who has worked in many media, including watercolor, pastels, and pen & ink. He received a Masters of Architecture in 1979 from The Catholic University in Washington DC., then worked more than 35 years as a licensed professional architect. Prior to that, he took courses in drawing, painting and design, sculpture, and art history at the University of Wyoming. At the Iowa City Senior Center, he has taken drawing courses with Garth Conley and from 2014 has been part of a group led by Jim Ochs working on watercolor, pen & ink, and pastel art.
Julia Lohrman Audlehelm is an artist who creates highly detailed pen & ink drawings on commission. Her Iowa roots are on display in many of these drawings. Growing up in Bettendorf, she received her B.A. from the University of Iowa, then lived in Des Moines for 25 years. Currently, she resides in North Liberty.
In the course of her career, she has been commissioned by a variety of public and private clients to create works of art that represent meaningful locations and concepts. She has produced studies of architectural and personal interest that readily translate into fine art prints, calendars, stationery, glassware, and multimedia identity. Her clients have included Senator Tom Harkin and the University of Iowa President’s home. She has created drawings to help with funding efforts for the local Unitarian Universalist Society. People seeking distinctive gifts for employees, customers, or family have sought out Julia’s talents. Non-profit groups have awarded their contributors with limited edition prints of her works. She continues to enjoy working with clients to portray their requests in precisely detailed artwork.