About Carol Norton

Carol NortonThough an artist my entire life, I began to make the shift towards working as a professional painter in the early 1990’s. My work over this past decade has been a process of discovery and evolution. What continually excites me about art, and the nature of creativity, is that this evolution is a never-ending process. New ideas never cease to emerge, and I have learned to place trust in my imagination. Though my subject matter is varied, one theme I can’t seem to help returning to is water. This is not surprising to me, as water has always provided powerful inspiration in my life. When I sit by a rapidly flowing river, I am awed by how something with such energy and drive, can also elicit such feelings of serenity. To be both peaceful and yet vibrant, to infuse my paintings with both energy and calm, is what I seek to capture in my work.