ARTIST OF THE MONTH
I have been painting with watercolors for over 15 years. With the encouragement of family and friends I am compelled to share my work with you.
That being said, I have found that painting as well as playing music has helped me get through a lot of life’s tough challenges. When I am painting, I get lost and find that peaceful place within myself where nothing around me exists, even if it’s just for a short while. I enjoy challenging myself with new subject matter whether it be billows of smoke from a train, reflections in glass and metal, or the beauty of nature. I believe painting is all in the details and this is what I strive for. The more challenging a piece is, the more I want to pursue it. I find a spiritual joy when I complete a painting to which I truly believe is divine.
So, explore my paintings, something may just jump out at ya!
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“Continue what you are doing! Teaching us painting techniques—like how to use the brushes and achieve special effects—is the value-added benefit from attending a Main Avenue Galleria Sips & Serendipity event. It is clear that Norma cares greatly about teaching and making her painting guests feel they’ve learned something.”
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