Wendy Norton’s fine art is catching the eye of people of all ages and backgrounds. Her art isn’t just beautiful to look at, it speaks to you, and collectors around the globe are taking notice. They identify with her, and are inspired by her work. When you see a Wendy Norton painting you know there is more to it than just paint and canvas. Wendy Norton’s paintings have a purpose behind them.
When Wendy was asked recently why she paints she replied “I paint because I have to. I feel it is my true calling and I want to share it with the world. I believe that art has the ability to awaken the soul. It can be healing, it can stir emotions, and it can uplift one’s spirit. I believe that art is meant to tap into something deep within. It should enlighten you and make you “feel”. Fine art is timeless. It is not meant to match your pillows or couches, or color swatches that are trending for the year. A piece of fine art will speak to you. It will take you to a place where you can lose yourself and dream. That is what I strive to accomplish in every piece that I paint.
Wendy Norton grew up on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island, New York. She was surrounded by beautiful coastal scenery as well as the big city. During her childhood she was intuitively drawn to art as a youthful pastime. This lead to learning more about art history, and her favorite artists, by visiting the many museums in the New York area. She was always captivated by the works of Monet, Hassam, Pissarro, and Van Gogh, and spent countless hours studying these master works. Her appreciation for the talent, dedication and intensity of the Masters was a great influence on her development as an artist.
While always having a love for fine art, Wendy wanted to pursue a career as an Art Director, so she went to the State University College at Buffalo, where she was formally educated in Graphic Design. From there, she went on to work as an Art Director for a major management consulting firm in Manhattan for many years. But it was painting that was always her true passion. Eventually she could no longer ignore her calling and decided to pursue that passion full-time, and hasn’t looked back since. She has since developed her own style as a contemporary impressionist painter, and has gone on to become a highly desired artist.
Wendy’s strong sense of color and texture translates into movement and life in every piece she creates. She utilizes her unique palette knife techniques to capture scenes that range from lush landscapes, trees and coastal scenes, to mesmerizing seascapes and city scenes. Her paintings come to life when you look at them and it feels as though you can step right into them. Her colors work in harmony to fill the canvas and embody her work with dynamism. Her mastery with the palate knife enables her to create very delicate very delicate stokes; like when she lights up a strand of grass with a sunlit highlight. On the other hand, her flower fields are very impasto. Her use of texture makes the flowers feel as if they are three dimensional. A Wendy Norton painting will grab your attention from across the room. The beauty of nature that surrounds us comes to life in front of you.
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