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Art has been an integral part of my life since I could appreciate the wonder of seeing. Although I primarily work as an enamelist and oil painter, I create in a variety of media since there are so many different ways to express God’s gift of sight, color and texture. Because my husband served in the military, I have been privileged to live and exhibit around the world, and to have shown and sold in exhibits almost yearly for the past 35 years.
As an art teacher for many years, I learned to encompass and accept all types of art styles. I love sharing my knowledge and enthusiasm of art with others, because I have seen it dying for the sake of other pursuits in the lives of so many of our youth.
Thus, I have a passion to carry on the quest for art!
In May of 2003 I lost the sight in my left eye, partial vision in my right, and my world changed forever. Then in 2009—due to a horse-riding accident—four of my neck vertebrae were plated and fused, which has severely limited my mobility. Although permanently visually impaired and physically limited, I am learning to work through the frustration of taking longer to create my work. People always ask artists how long it takes to create a particular piece, and I once heard an artist answer “It took all of my life.” Truly, each piece of art I create is a culmination of a lifetime of my experience, my training, my knowledge and my intuition,
but above all, it is a gift and a blessing from the true Creator.
To try to capture a moment or a mood and put it on canvas or paper, metal or clay—whatever best suits the image I am trying to convey—is a journey in and of itself.
Art is a creative expression of life, and I want to continue expressing mine as long as possible. I also want to keep sharing my love and knowledge of art and its vision. Since I’ve retired as an art teacher, my daughter and I started a wine and canvas paint party business called “Drips and Drops,” which is a blast. I also continue to teach private and community classes. Please take time to view some of my work, check out our Drips and Drops Events, see when classes are being offered, and feel free to contact me with questions at email@example.com
Thank you. ~Karalee Norris, Artist
Art has a voice, and it speaks to each individual in a unique way. Sometimes it is a quiet whisper, gently urging the viewer for a closer look, and sometimes it is loud and insistent. Many artists become comfortable with one voice and one form of expression, but I find that art is like music. There are moments when I feel the need for a soothing, gentle melody.
But then there are those times when I want to “rock out” and express myself with a bold, high energy.
Therefore, some of my images have completely different styles; although many are restricted by the consignment work I do
or constrained by the type
of media I use.
I have the capacity to help you express your own artistic voice: either through teaching you or by creating the art for you. I am willing to work hard to make sure you are satisfied with the end result.
I am located in Vacaville, CA,
but am more than happy to work with you at a distance.