Norma was born in Conrad, Montana and is currently living in Idaho, on the Highway 12 corridor. She dreamed of a career in art from an early age but ended up taking a different road in life. After selling her tax practice of 38 years, in 2006, she picked up her brushes once again in pursuit of a career in art.
Norma is a self-taught artist, and even though art came naturally to her, hard work and the drive for perfection keeps her motivated to improve her skills. As the result of workshops, research, and experimentation, she has become an award-winning artist and is quickly gaining recognition as a wildlife artist.
” I love to paint wildlife, and I prefer to paint in oil because I can achieve the depth and richness I’m looking for.”
Norma’s focus on detail is apparent. Her style of realism, incorporated with a touch of impressionism, expresses movement and mood in her paintings.
“My goal as an artist is to create a painting that communicates the story to the viewer with each brushstroke, through color, texture, and design. To connect the spirit of my subject to the spirit of the viewer. I made the conscious decision to never make prints of my work because I believe that prints rob the viewer from the emotion, quality, and spirit that I’m trying to convey.”