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Linda Norris

Campion Fields Linda Norris
Birth of The Simple Light Linda Norris
Her House is Air Photo by Toril Brancher
Blue Fields Linda Norris
River Day Linda Norris
Reef Linda Norris
River (diptych) Linda Norris
Conwy Castle Windows (with Rachel Philips) Linda Norris
Bonne Maman Linda Norris
Economy of Scale Linda Norris
Artist

I have made my living as an artist for 30 years. Firstly as a painter, in the last twenty years I have moved towards an emotional approach to landscape. I would say that the landscape has become my canvas – I go out and experience the landscape, the weather, absorb the feeling and colour and sound of it, and this feeds back to my work in the studio. Sometimes the influence is fairly immediate, but often it takes a long time, years even, for ideas to germinate and come to fruition in my painting.

I first came to glass 7 years ago with a painter’s desire to move beyond paint. Since then I have become drawn to explore the myriad possibilities that glass offers as a medium to allow me to make work with transmitted light, conceptual content, and work that moves in a poetic space between word and object.

Like my painting, my work with glass is very much underpinned by a fascination with the landscape, both as a visual and a metaphorical stimulus.

I live in Pembrokeshire with my partner and teenage daughter.

Details about work or recent projects

I came to glass as a painter looking for ways to work with transmitted, as well as reflected, light. For the past seven years I have been exploring glass as a medium. In recent years I have become increasingly interested in exploring in my work the ways in which objects and artwork serves to link us to others and to the past, both personal and historic. In 2012 I completed a major glass commission for Conwy Castle in North Wales, this project was a collaboration with glass painter, Rachel Phillips. In 2012 I won the international Warm Glass Prize and in 2013 I won the Adrian Henri poetry in Art Prize for my sculpture, 'Her House is Air'. In collaboration with Rachel Phillips, I have recently completed a sandblasted glass commission for sheltered accommodation for the Family Housing Association in Crymych.

Llwynon
Maenclochog
Clynderwen
Dyfed
SA66 7LB
United Kingdom
01437 532580
0777 3402129 linda@linda-norris.com http://www.linda-norris.com
Technique: Casting, Leaded and stained, Painting
Occupation: Artist, Educator, Gallery
Discipline: Architectural, Fine art, Public art
Areas of Interest: Competitions, Conferences, Education