Noriko Fox Works

Noriko Fox

Oil on Canvas

Mostly narrative still life, personified figurines and toys

Contemporary Realism

Japan Designers School, Hiroshima branch 1989-1991

Academy of Realist Art Boston (began studies 2014)

 Andrew Wyeth, Brad Kunkle, Rene Magritte, Maurits Escher

Noriko Fox was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan. She married a USMC soldier in 1991 and immigrated to the USA where she raised two daughters and worked various part-time jobs, while teaching herself oil painting.

Noriko is a member of the Newburyport Art Association since 2012, and has won various awards including Best in Show in 2017. In 2014, Noriko began studies at the Academy of Realist Art Boston, where she endeavored to learn more technical and sophisticated applications of oil painting.

“When we were children, we all used to be friends with lifeless toys, as if they had the ability to communicate with us. I was a shy child and it wasn’t easy for me to make a friend, but I would chat with my dolls and animals for hours with no problem. Even after we grow out of our childish imagination, we still react emotionally to shapes that resemble faces or living things. When such toys or figurines have certain poses, we impart emotional meaning into them. I like to see people’s reactions to these lifeless figurines and use this in my work. In my art room, those figurines are pretty noisy and have a lot of stories to tell. By transferring them to the canvas, they are able to speak to you about their thoughts and feelings.”