About Notley

Notley Hawkins has lived in Missouri his whole life. Born and raised in Columbia, Missouri, he studied painting and drawing at Columbia College with Sid Larson, a protege of Thomas Hart Benton. He later attended the University of Missouri in Columbia for his Master’s degree, where he worked with noted artist and cartoonist Frank Stack. Notley did additional studies at the prestigious Skowhegan School in Maine. He has also held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Ucross Foundation. His work is in The State Historical Society of Missouri’s collection and The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art’s collection. Although Notley never took a course in photography, he is firmly established in the photographic arts. After growing disinterested in painting and drawing, he took up photography in 2005 and is now a full-time fine art and commercial photographer specializing in landscape and architectural images. Notley’s fine-art photography is represented by MONK Talent. He also works as a commercial photographer for The Evoke Group in Columbia, Missouri.


Ameren UE
American Council of Trustees and Alumni
Apothecary Films
A.W. Smith
The Blue Note
Boonville Tourism Commission
Callaway Chamber of Commerce
Callaway Tourism Board
Central Methodist University

Christian Fellowship Church
Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Columbia College
Columbia Pictures
Core Partnership
Daughters of the American Revolution
DEI Corporation
Elliot Aviation
The Evoke Group

First Books
First Midwest Bank
First National Bank
Hachette Filipacchi Media
Lewis Graham Art Consultants
Madden Media
Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Missouri Humanities Council
Missouri Life Magazine

National Medical Services
Off Track Events
Operation Lifesaver
Shelter Insurance
Simon Oswald Architecture
State Historical Society of Missouri
University of Missouri
Westminster University
Zenith Air


1987 – Bachelor of Fine Arts
Columbia College
Columbia, Missouri

1990 – Master of Fine Arts
University of Missouri School of Fine Arts
Columbia, Missouri


1988 – Chautauqua School of Fine Arts
Chautauqua, New York

1989 – Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Skowhegan, Maine. Office: New York City

1990 – Vermont Studio School
Johnson, Vermont


1991 – Ucross Foundation
Ucross, Wyoming



1988 “Boone County Exhib.”, Boone County Bank-Columbia, First in Painting
1988 MFA Candidates, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Missouri
1989 MFA Candidates, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Missouri
1989 MFA Candidates, University of Maine-Augusta
1989 “Twenty-One Painters”, Skowhegan Maine
1990 MFA Candidates, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri
1990 “Hoyt National Show”, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA
1990 “Klamath Juried Open 1990”, Cogley Art Center, Klamath Falls Oregon
1990 “Art Wyoming ’90″, West Wind Gallery, Casper Wyoming
1991 “Group Exhibition”, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City Missouri
1992 “Artists Interpreting Nature”, William Woods College, Fulton Missouri
1994 “Collection Display”, State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia MO
1994 “The First Ten Years: Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Big Red Gallery, The Ucross Foundation, Clearmont Wyoming
1996 “Missouri River Valley Painters”, Mythmaker Gallery, Columbia Missouri
2000 “Where the Rivers Run: The Missouri Landscape”, Legacy Art & BookWorks, Inc., Columbia Missouri
2006 “Contemporary Works from the Collection”, State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia Missouri
2010 “Winter Exhibit”, The Perlow-Stevens Gallery, Columbia MO
2011 “Fall Exhibit”, The Perlow-Stevens Gallery, Columbia MO
2012 “The Art of Frank Stack & Notley Hawkins”, The Mildred Cox Gallery, William Woods University, Fulton Missouri
2013 “Summer Exhibit”, The Perlow-Stevens Gallery, Columbia Missouri
1987 “Painting”, Columbia College
1990 “Prelude: Nocturnes”, Brady Gallery, Columbia Missouri
1992 “Paintings”, Nebo Gallery, Rocheport Missouri
2007 “Life and Light in Missouri: Photos by Notley Hawkins”, State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia Missouri
2008 “Catching Light in Missouri: Photography by Notley Hawkins”, The Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art, Fayette Missouri
2012 “Photos of Mexico Missouri”, The Vault Gallery, Mexico Missouri
2015 “Photos of Mexico Missouri Redux”, The Vault Gallery, Mexico Missouri


Columbia Missourian
Columbia Tribune
Kansas City Star
South Dakota Medicine
The Talon
Columbia Home Magazine
Country Living Magazine
Downtown Now
Inside Columbia Magazine
Missouri Travel Guide
Missouri Life
Missouri Medicine
Mizzou Magazine
Photography Week
Popular Photography
Prime Magazine
Show-Me Missouri
Vox Magazine
Callaway County: A Photographic Journal by Notley Hawkins
Far Beyond the Pale by Daren Dean
Missouri: Gateway to the West by Many Contributors
Steve McQueen: A Tribute to the King of Cool by Marshall Terrill
Weird Missouri by James Strait, Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman