Noreen has been working as a professional artist since 1982 when she graduated from the Art & Advertising program at Fanshawe College. Upon graduation, she moved to England where she worked as a Junior Artist at Studio 59. Returning to Canada, Noreen became the head artist for the Hamilton Public Library System doing illustration and design work for the library and the municipality of Hamilton. Her work there has won her awards in Canada and the U.S., and she was presented with "Best Annual Report" three years in a row from the North American Library Association and the Applause Award from the City of Hamilton. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in Southam publications across Canada. She continues to draw and paint commissions and private work. The majority of her work consists of portraits and can be found in private collections, as well as on permanent display in the National School in Dublin, Ireland. Since 1986, Noreen has taught foundation drawing, life drawing, Illustration, colour and marker rendering at George Brown College.