Joni H. Noble is a Professor of Art at the University of Louisiana at Monroe currently serving as the Art Program Coordinator. Dr. Noble holds a BFA in Painting from University of Louisiana Monroe, an MFA in Studio Photography from Louisiana Tech University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Joni studied photography under Christopher James at the Maine Photography Workshops in Rockport Harbor, Maine; and under Elizabeth Opalenik in Provence, France. Joni has an extensive exhibition record including international exhibitions in London at the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition, and the 32nd Annual CGP London Open Exhibition. She has won numerous awards for her art including first place in Photography two years in a row at The Big Easel in Lafayette, Louisiana, and the Ebb and Flow exhibition in Baton Rouge for her black and white photograph titled “Stainer.”
"I’ve found a fascination with the landscape of late. Trees seem to represent human personalities spreading their roots deeper, while holding on for their very existence. I search for images of weathered, crooked and yet magnificent trees that evoke an aged humanity, bent by life and love and ever-increasing wisdom. These trees speak to me. They are deserving of reverential oil portraits to document their fleeting moments here on Earth."