About me

I am an artist and photographer based in Devon. My passion is for flowers and the Devon countryside. The floral images are mainly still life, many using dead flowers which seem to hold a unique beauty. My paintings inspired by the Devon countryside are mixed media using acrylics, inks and watercolours, occasionally oil paint. All artwork is available as limited edition prints.

Artist's Statement

 

I completed a degree in Fine Art in 2011 my body of work then was photographic.

 

My work photographic work consists mainly of flowers which are observed and contained, a traditional feminine subject, but not perhaps as usually seen. The flowers act as a metaphor for woman and humanity in general and comment on our society’s obsession with youth and yet suggest a beauty to this ageing process. A comment on the transience of youth and beauty.

 

The medium I have used for this body of work is photography and scanograms, large and small Giclée prints. Sometimes  printed on silk and incorporating stitch or as printed or hand bound books.

 

I am now working on a new body of work expressing the colours of the devon countryside in mixed media and watercolour

CV

 

Email: normawalton@gmail.co.uk

Blog: http://normawalton.blogspot.com/

Web:  http://www.saatchionline.com/profile/94338

 

 

Professional Experience and Education

 

2008-2011 BA Fine Art with Plymouth University

Short courses in etching and printing

2007-2008- Access to Art & Design Course

1995-2005-Photographers agent with Carter Represents

Participated in and curatted exhibitions at the AOP London and in various group exhibitions with Carter Represents and Flowers & Foliage Library-London

Short courses in Darkroom Printing and Photoshop

1985-2007 professional photographer

Participated in various national and local group photography exhibitions

Early career- included several years working in window display

 

Art Practice

 

Mixed media, textiles and book making

 

Exhibitions

2019 Doddiscombesleigh

         Illminster

2018

2017

2016- September-DAN Open Studios-Honiton

2014- September-Creative Photography Open Exhibition-Illminster

2013- July/August-Evolver Exhibition-Honiton

2012- Art For Life-The Plough Arts Centre-Torrington

2012- July-Flameworks Summer Exhibition- Plymouth

2012- Sept- Devon Open Studios-Plymouth

2012- July Thelma Hulbert Open Exhibition-Honiton

2011- October- Islington Contemporary Arts Fair- London

2011- September – Candid Arts Photography Exhibition-London

2011- June- Final BA degree Show- Brewhouse- Taunton

2010- May – Foundation Degree Show- Pilton

 

Published Works (Personal)

 

2011-Captive, Vanitas, Ageless Beauty

2010- Sweet Decay