Artist Spotlight Series: Steve Nobel

I could not be more thrilled to introduce you to a dear friend, business mentor and talented artist. This man is worldy, wise and one of the most interesting people I am lucky enough to know.  We are kindred spirits with so many common interests that we immediately connected. I am now mesmerized by his wonderful works of art.

“Synthesizing over 40 years as a business strategist for the markets of design worldwide, Stephen Nobel now offers original works of fine art direct from his studio for your residential and commercial clients. Before founding his successful consulting firm NOBELINKS, Stephen studied at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and later brokered art sales at the venerable OK Harris Gallery in New York’s burgeoning SoHo district of the 1970s. Throughout the years, Stephen has steadily nurtured a studio practice that unites his aesthetic interests with decades of cultural experiences from his world travels.”

Enjoy getting to know my friend

Steve Nobel of NOBELARTS

New York City & Montana 

“The Choreography of Color in Space”

What is your training? 

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and years in galleries on West Broadway


What inspires you and your designs?

In my view, art is made by refined seeing. I see color choreographed in space; the way it vibrates and moves with and against other color – sometimes harmony, sometimes dissonance. 

 In his own words, Stephen notes, “My visual vocabulary is clear – rhythmic constellations of pure color on a grid. I make art to discover interactions and choreographies that I have not seen before.” 

What is your favorite piece? 


How has the your area influenced your work?

We live with space and color all around us in the canyons of New York and in the mountains of Montana. 

What is your favorite restaurant in New York & Montana?

Eleven Madison Park in New York and the Bank Bar in Wilsall, MT


What is your favorite cocktail?

Champagne, mais bien sur

How do you balance personal life and work?

Big ideas for design strategy in the morning, horses and art in the afternoon, evenings for togetherness

Dream trip?

eating and drinking journey through southern Spain, France and Italy … in a vintage Ferrari

Dream commission?

Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give?

Champagne, aussi for us or for them

Who is your style icon?

Steve McQueen

Your favorite up and coming artist?

Brad Thomas in Minneapolis 

 What is your most treasured possession?

Health; corny but true in 40 year old cowboy boots.

What are you reading?

“Decade of the Wolf” Smith and Ferguson on the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone National Park

What are you listening to?

Deep House, Dub and Psybient


What are your favorite blogs / publications?

The New Yorker magazine for its journalistic depth and far-reaching fiction, and anything online that the English Room publishes


Take a look at his vibrant portfolio:

Discover how NOBELARTS will enrich your next design project. Imagine what you and Stephen can create. In collaboration with Stephen, your color and size needs may be customized to meet your design goals and your client’s pure joy of seeing.

Contact Steve at for more information and be sure to follow him on Instagram too. 

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  • July 26, 2017

    Holly, you are gracious at a gallop. I am grateful.

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