Noel was a keen and accomplished painter and also a talented writer and poet. He was a member of the York Art Society for many years until poor health meant he was unable to keep up his membership.
Noel was York born and bred and exhibited his paintings locally as well as in Helmsley and Hutton-le-Hole. One of his drawings of Grimsby fishermen was accepted into the Grimsby Maritime Museum.
Noel was a great character, with a dry sense of humour. HIs spiritualist service was well attended at Bishopthorpe Crematorium on 19th September. He will be sadly missed.
Thanks to Luisa Holden for providing the image below from her own collection.
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Noel Edwin Smith
Acrylic on Board 2008