News and information about Fine Artist and Designer Michele Norris
Bio, personal statement, news and public collections of artist and designer Michele Norris
My love of the land and nature stems from a childhood spent in rural New Hampshire. 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 paint in my studio in Northern Virginia. I paint in acrylic and in oil on paper, panel and canvas. Through a process of reduction and addition, layering and scraping, I enjoy creating interesting and opposing textures. Most of all I enjoy the daily process and ritual of putting pencil to paper, brush to canvas and turning my visions to reality.
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.
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