Noyes Capehart

It may come as a surprise to some, a disappointment even, to learn there is no worn diary atop one of my studio shelves; no single, weathered book in which I’ve dutifully registered a commentary on the pages of my life. The Private Diary is a body of visual works completed during the past fifty years, most of which incorporate written components of some kind. Put simply, it is a blend of visual and written content that has allowed me to fashion a meaningful dialogue with self, a way of processing a host of experiences, thoughts, and feelings that have come with my life’s journey.

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Noyes Capehart has several books available for purchase through Amazon or directly from him….

Artwork stolen by the Nazis, a multi-million dollar forgery ring, a missing Medici diary and the kidnapping of a beautiful Jewish graduate student surface when art professor Porter Blue takes a sabbatical to Florence, Italy. In 1962, a remarkable discovery is made in the bowels of the Church of Santo Spirito: a box containing four diaries from the hand of Contessina de’ Medici, the youngest daughter of Lorenzo de’ Medici, one of the most powerful men in Renaissance Italy. Numbered 1, 2, 3 and 5, the story of the missing fourth diary inspires Blue to craft an historical novel around a speculated romance between Contessina and the young Michelangelo. Blue convinces Largo Kopacz, a graduate student and new-found love interest, to join him for the week of spring break…. more

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A cunning game of deceit leads to a final art forgery, the theft of prized artworks from a Copenhagen collector, an assassination in the Basilica of Santa Croce and a young woman’s refusal to live her life in fear. “Chameleon continues the scandalous tale of art and deception…a fast-paced thriller that gives the reader a first class seat from which to view the author’s well drawn characters…Attention to detail brings to life the people, cities and landscapes … a masterful mystery that uncovers the ends to which individuals will go to own beauty.” more