A Mother’s Joy

This is a portrait of a mother and child who are laughing with joy. Created in Prisma Color, this realistic piece can't help but make you smile. Create lasting memories of your loved ones by commissioning a portrait.  Custom artwork can be ordered from the Rates and...

Portrait of Jason, Kelly, and Kids

Custom artwork can be ordered from the Rates and Services page. A family portrait drawn in pencil shows the unique personality of each member of the family and the versatility of the...

Pasture Pals

Pasture Pals is an oil painting on gallery-wrapped canvas.  Although not large by most painting standards, the close-in view of these two horses as they nuzzle each other in the pasture gives the viewer a true sense of animal affection. The copyright watermark is not...

Trail Saddle

This Trail Saddle is beautifully intricate, but the effect of photo-realism is only apparent when viewed from a distance.  When the viewer steps back, this beautifully rendered prisma-color piece is transformed into a dusty trail saddle of tooled leather.   The...

Winter Horse

Winter Horse is an oil painting on gallery-wrapped canvas.  Although not large by most painting standards, the close-in view of this beautiful horse with ice-crystals on its nose as it snorts out frosty air makes it seem larger than life. Golden light surrounds this...

Decades of Doin’

An incredibly realistic piece, Decades of Doin'  is a Prisma Color that shows the hand of a cowboy.  Whether a roper, a ranch-hand, or any other type of cowboy, his chaps indicate that he is definitely a worker and rider from the Old West.  Truly someone to admire....

Through the Barn Window

Through the Barn Window is an enameled piece reminiscent of days gone by.  The view of on old, battered truck sitting in a field with a gray sky is so poignant one can almost smell the hay in the barn and rain in the air. The copyright watermark is not present on...

Kari Anna Norris

This beautiful wedding portrait was drawn in graphite pencil.  Custom artwork can be ordered from the Rates and Servicespage....

The Artist

I love Art!!  It has been an integral part of my life since I could appreciate the wonder of seeing. Although I work primarily as an enamelist and oil painter, I create in a variety of media because there are so many different ways to express God’s gift of sight, color and texture. 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.

Portfolio

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.

Contact

If you’d like to get in touch about my work, please feel free to e-mail me at hello [at] windsweptartworks.com

I am located in Vacaville, CA, but am more than happy to work with you at a distance.

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.

Legs

Legs is an oil painting of running horses whose legs provide an interesting interplay of power.  Since this painting measures 48" long and has the unique composition of showing partial portions of horses, the viewer senses only a small glimpse of a large herd as it...

Dark Spirit

  Dark Spirit is a glimpse of a dark horse as it runs freely.  This is a moving, fluid work of light and dark value, well-executed in graphite with a spirit as free as the horse that runs.   The copyright watermark is not present on the actual piece. The price and...

Deserted Barn

Deserted Barn is painted vitreous enamel ink on flanged steel.   This lonely barn sits on a windswept plain, set against a cool blue sky.  Although deserted, it is strangely peaceful and comforting to those who seek solitude, and is a country refuge and a lasting...

Art Classes Ages Teen to Adult!

I teach both private and community art classes for students teens through adults.  The next classes at the Vacaville Community Center  for 2017 are as follows: Beginning/Intermediate Acrylic Painting Class! Learn the basics of Acrylic painting and choose your own...

Now Selling on Etsy!

Hello Art Lovers! I now have some of my Gift Gallery pieces on Etsy! Check out my shop, called WindsweptArtworks (no space) and let me know if you have some suggestions on how I can improve my listings, or put in a good review for me. Better yet, buy something from my...