Noe Perez was born and raised in Falfurrias, Texas. Interested in art from a young age, Perez’s artistic education began in his early teens as he studied with various local artists. Despite his love of art, he chose to major in engineering. Perez earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at A&I University and he continues to work in that field today.
Unwilling to put aside his intense interest in art, Perez has continued to advance his artistic abilities, attending plein air painting workshops with Plein-Air Painters of America artists Ron Rechner and George Strickland. Much of his work is done in the studio from photographs and plein air studies.Perez believes that plein air painting is an essential exercise for any landscape painter and he paints outdoors whenever possible. He paints the South Texas landscape—dusty terrain dotted with low brush and cactus in bright sunlight—using beautifully realistic colors that are equally muted and vibrant. Noe Perez is a master at capturing the beauty and essence of South Texas from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande.
Noe's subject emphasis is in the South Texas landscape where he grew up and still lives. Noe's work is influenced by the San Antonio school of early Texas Impressionism-Julian Onderdonk, Jose Arpa, Porfirio Salinas, Robert Wood, and Dawson Dawson-Watson. Noe graduated in 1979 from Texas A & I in Kingsille, TX with a BS in Civil Engineering and currently is a structural P.E. with a consulting firm in Corpus Christi. Noe is a member of SEAoT, Structural Engineer's Association of Texas. Though work and a family keep him pretty busy, Noe still finds time to produce original artwork in a home studio. "Most of my spare time is spent painting, planning new paintings, or reading about art. I enjoy many types of art, but Texas art is the closest to my heart."