Born near Manchester, UK, in 1949, Chris attended Coventry College of Art and then took a degree in Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art in 1968-71. He obtained a Post-graduate teaching degree from the University of London Institute of Education, resulting in teaching general art and printmaking in London Schools until late 1975.


Noble moved to the Cotswolds in 1976 to set up his own print studio at Fosseway House Workshops and stayed there until 1983, first moving to Stroud , then to Malvern and finally to Leominster in Herefordshire.


Noble is also a  lecturer in Business Studies & Professional Practice for Design Crafts, Artist Blacksmiths, Photography and Illustration BA degree students at Hereford College of Arts .


Member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen since 1983, trustee since 2006.

Noble has taken part in over one hundred exhibitions in the UK and abroad.