Noelle Phares

Sonoran Reef Print

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""Sonoran Reef" has an underwater feel to the flora surrounding the saguaros. Saguaro and organ-pipe cacti are some of the most unique organisms to the Sonoran Desert, which covers large parts of the southwestern United States and is the hottest desert in Mexico. I did assume that at least some of the Sonoran Desert was under ocean at some point but after reading up on the region’s geologic history, I was mostly incorrect. It was actually a volcanically active area that is quite young relative to nearby north American deserts. The most recent expansion of the Sonoran Desert into its modern area in Arizona and California occurred only 9,000 years ago, with the modern communities of plants and animals developing 4,500 years later."


- Paper is 10" x 12.25" and art is 7" x 8.75"

- This is an archival print of Noelle's original painting.

- Each print is signed on the front.

- Frame and mat are NOT included.

- All of Noelle's prints are produced with professional art materials including pigment-based inks and archival Somerset Velvet fine art paper. 

-In order to keep your print in great condition it is important to frame with archival materials (mats, backing board, etc.), keep out of direct sunlight, and UV glass if you really want to go all-out!

Noelle Phares brings a fresh perspective into her contemporary landscape paintings through examination of the tension between organic and synthetic. As an environmental scientist by training, she allows the same topics that drove her work in the natural sciences to now guide her creative endeavors. Her body of work combines landscape elements with structural geometry to create fractured architectural landscapes that explore the ever-encroaching presence of humanity into previously pristine open spaces. She holds a BS in Biochemistry, and an MS in Environmental Science. She has been painting throughout the American West over the last decade, and currently lives and paints full-time out of Denver, Colorado.