About me

I am a photographer and artist 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. Other art is work in progress so there won't be much to see just yet

Artist's Statement

 

Having completed a degree in Fine Art in 2011 my current body of work is photographic.

 

My 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 my current 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

CV

 

LEmail: 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

 

Photography based, incorporating mixed media, textiles and book making

 

Exhibitions

 

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