Noyes Capehart has been painting for over fifty years. He has degrees from Auburn University and the University of Missouri and taught at Missouri and Ole Miss before coming to Appalachian State University in Boone in 1969. He retired there in 1997. His paintings feature subjects as diverse as abandoned buildings, stark winter landscapes, and bright sunlit interiors occupied by mysterious figures. Capehart's works have been collected and exhibited across the state and nation.