In 2011 Noble returned from a 15 month life in Taiwan, he then spent two years studying for his Masters at Edinburgh College of Art where he began to visually explore and refine a myth that had emerged to him during his time in the East. He received the RSA HIghland Society of London Award 2014, the RSA William Littlejohn Award 2013 and was selected for the Jerwood drawing prize 2013.
Noble’s practice has a strong drawn element mixing automatic drawing, Chinese landscape aesthetics and layers of varnish. Over the last two years Noble has devoted his practice to the description of an imaginary ancient culture called 'The Meiklians', who built the stone circles around his home in Aberdeenshire. Through drawing, painting and writing he describes this fictional territory of mind, calling the collective body of work 'The Meiklian Project'.
In his paintings Noble experiments with medium and mark making in an effort to describe the strong impressions that his research and experiences have made upon him. They describe an idealised ecstatic landscape full of supernatural distortions, shamanism, stone circles, archaic forests, gnarled trees and views of a distant sacred mountain. Noble creates these visions through a unique blend of media; utilising turbulent layers of industrial varnish, jewel like painted details, ancient Chinese pigments of Malachite and Lapis Lazuli, holographic gels and a high embellishment of detailed drawing.