Island Art by Noni blends the Tropics with the East
Island Art by Noni blends the tropics with the East. Noni Floyd was born in Sumatra, Indonesia (Noni meaning littlegirl) and grew up in a Lanikai home filled with Balinese village landscapes and Asian silk paintings. Working in Okinawa in the early ‘70s as an Art Specialist for the Army, Noni developed the island art technique of staining rag paper to produce the look of aged silk. The evolving result today is a vintage Asian style that blends positive with negative space in her Hawaiian flora and fauna, and where tropical landscapes are framed in Balinese foliage.
Noni obtained a Bachelor of Science in Art Education at the University of Puget Sound and received a Masters in Curriculum Studies through the University of Hawaii Manoa. She was an art teacher in public and private schools for years prior to returning to Lanikai. She has been an Artist Teaching Partner through the Hawaii Arts Alliance, and the art teacher at Kailua High School up to her retirement, and now owner of Island Art By Noni.
New work from island artist Noni Floyd: "Lana'i Renaissance"
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Noni’s island art originals, giclée, prints, hand-painted pillows and greeting cards can be found in galleries on O‘ahu and Neighbor Islands, as well as on this Web site. Contact Noni for additional information.
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"Ulu II (Blue Sky)"
Working in Okinawa in the early ’70s as an Art Specialist for the Army, Noni developed a technique of staining rag paper to produce the vintage effect and look of aged silk. Several decades of working on this technique have resulted in a vintage Asian style. This blending of positive and negative space can be seen in her art which depicts Hawaiian flora and fauna and in her tropical landscapes, which are framed within Balinese foliage.
Noni Floyd resides in Lanikai on the windward side of the Island of Oahu. When she is not creating new art pieces, she enjoys leading Hatha yoga sessions at Kailua District Park and at Lanikai’s Yoga School of Kailua.
Noni earned a Bachelor of Science degree in art education at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She then taught art to students in public and private schools for a number of years before returning to Hawai‘i. In 2006, Noni completed her master's degree in curriculum studies through the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Currently, she is the Visual Arts Teacher at Kailua High School.
Read Noni’s thoughts on “Why Kids Need Strong Arts Teaching” in an article written for Honolulu’s Midweek newspaper by Bob Jones for the Wednesday, September 12, 2007 edition.
Noni featured in Gulf Coast Living magazine 1.08