Ms. Norris’ interest in people led her to portrait painting more than 25 years ago. Her sensitive portrayals are much more than an accurate likeness; they are studies of character, gestures, feelings and attitudes. Understanding an individual’s character through visual and non-visual cues is important in the portrait process. Ms. Norris’ goal is to capture that fleeting expression that escapes the camera and mirrors the soul of the sitter. Through careful observations and skillful manipulation of color and space, Ms. Norris consistently captures that “special something” that makes each person unique.
Ms. Norris is a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta and is active in many other organizations. Her paintings hang in corporate, municipal, and private collections.