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.
Léonard Kibala was born in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He came to the United States in a diversity lottery that he won in 2019. When asked what his motivation he said, “I am an artist. I must not be silent. Painting portraits is my way to express my artistic talent to the American public. The United States is a country of opportunities. I hope I can realize my artistic dreams here.” Contact Léonard at Kibala Art.