Bio, personal statement, news and public collections of artist and designer Michele Norris
Hi - I am an artist and designer living in Virginia. I started my career in the early 90’s as an Art Director for a retail company. I loved the fast-paced creative environment - running from the studio to photo shoots and press checks!
But along came the children and I decided to refocus my energies to painting - I have a degree in Fine Art after all! For the past eighteen years, I have been painting commissioned work for private, government and corporate clients. I have exhibited widely and won awards. My work is currently displayed with various collectors across the country.
Originally from rural New England - my inspiration stems from a love of the land and nature. My work speaks of memories of mountains and rolling hills split by sparkling rivers and covered by lush green forests and of days spent in rainbow-like gardens. As an adult I have been lucky to live in and travel to many places that have informed and inspired me. I pull from memories of the California coastline, the southern tidewaters, the desert landscape, the Maharee peninsula of Ireland and of course New England.
Today I continue to paint in my studio but also have returned to my design work. I enjoy creating illustrations and designs for all kinds of products - greeting cards, stationery, textiles, paper party goods and home decor. I work in both traditional and digital mediums.
If you are interested in licensing a design or a collaboration please contact me at email@example.com
Select Government and Corporate Collections
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Langley Air Force Base
New Market Corporation
Capital One Bank
Union First Market Bank
Dominion Virginia Power
Lerch, Early and Brewer, Attorneys at Law
Augusta Health Group Investment Advisor Association
Wolcott, Rivers, Gates, Attorneys at Law
Minted Custom Stationery and Art
Spoonflower Fabric, Wallpaper and Gift Wrap
My Fabric Designs Fabric
Society6 Art Print, Home Decor, Clothing and Accessories
Fine Art America Art Prints
Pippa Holiday Cards and Stationery
Total Art Licensing Magazine