Norman Brown – Norman’s paintings are inspired by the natural beauty the world offers to all of us. His love of nature is always evident in his work.
Norman was born in Toronto, Canada in 1958. As a child, Norman enjoyed drawing and painting and was soon recognized for his creative talent. Self-taught, Norman has learned from many years of creatively exploring the natural world. Norman’s paintings are inspired by the natural beauty the world offers to all of us. His love of nature is always evident in his work. Norman has toured Coast to Coast with particular emphasis on rural Ontario. Norman has received many awards for his work and high praise for his paintings throughout Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia.
Selected collections include Thompson Corporation, Gold Corp, Mackenzie Investment and many more as well as private collections.
“I was a dreamer and an artist at a young age. My favourite things about my paintings are the emotions they evoke, the depth, composition, light and colour. My favourite colours are the blues and greens. I find them soothing and healing. I try to make each painting come alive. Some of the paintings have a dreamy quality to them while others have an almost musical feeling to them.
I love working in oils because they have a more natural feel to them. Oil paints are adaptable to many different techniques. I use brushwork in the paintings to create movement within the painting. When I am in the natural world painting, I am reminded of the simple yet complex beauty that is before me. When I begin a painting I take a few moments to meditate on the scene before me. I want to do more than capture the scene. I want to be able to infuse life into the painting, in effect creating a poetic painting.”
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