Noska is an artist who paints still lifes set in mythic landscapes using magical realism, symbolic imagery and philosophic whimsy. Her artistic journey began at age twelve with private oil painting lessons and continued with a focus on art in high school. After receiving an Associate's degree in Fine Arts from Montgomery County Community College, she studied seventeenth-century still life painting at Chester County Art Association under Bill Ewing. Noska has won several awards in the local Philadelphia suburban area including: The Board of Directors Award from Cheltenham Art Center and The Carolyn Alber Memorial Award from the Philadelphia Tri/State Artist Equity. Noska took the National Platinum Award for her piece, Trompe l’oeil, at the Fauxcademy of Decorative Finishing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Noska has a strong passion for the use of safe art materials. She became sensitive to the solvents used for oil-painting while in college, which caused her to stop painting for a time. She later began painting with acrylic, but had to give that up as well when she developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. This greatly impacted her artistic journey, direction, and choice of media. After much research and experimentation, Noska now uses solvent-free painting techniques, cold-pressed walnut oil paint and eco-friendly panels. Noska's quest as an artist has taken many twists and turns, but she has come full circle, empowered to continue the journey.