Noah Wakefield is a Texas-based artist who works in the fields of steel sculpture and oil painting. After high school, he was trained as a high-pressure plate and pipe welder in the United States Navy. After a decade in service, Noah left the Navy and went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree in government and history at The University of Texas at Austin. Noah grew restless outside of a metal shop and soon started taking blacksmithing classes at Austin Community College. There he learned the fundamentals of forging methods and some of the historical aspects of blacksmithing. After several years of working in his home shop, Noah sought further education with a Master of Fine Arts degree at Texas Tech University in sculpture, jewelry design, and metalsmithing.When he is not making sculpture or painting, Noah enjoys spending time outside with his three young sons and his wife of 22 years, Sarah.