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About Martine Norman. Exhibited London [Mall, R A acceptance, City..];
Paris [Salon, CIAC]; Belgium [Chatelet]; Spain...UK venues. Various solos.
Various 2D media and subjects of UK as well as around the world.
Sometimes use moulded foreground techniques for detailed oils, thereby enhancing depth.
Based in Witham, Essex, UK. (Witham is pronounced, "Witt'm"!)
Commissions accepted... private homes, landscapes, portraits, animal portraits, transport, floral, places....Some illustration work. [See price guide via 'prices']
Wall painting: "Entrance to Paradise" with even yellow
additions to sky done by interactive client.
Do you have a favourite place in the world? It could be within my resources archive and I might have been there too...
Ask about themed displays for events.
Talks/Lectures. These can take place as agreed. Used to teach. Studied at former Chelmer Institute.
Book. "It's a Tutor's Life", a timeless and adaptable easy to read guide
for tutors, parents, students....anybody interested in education.
For extracts, go to 'about us' and scroll down!! Copies still available here
at £10 each (plus £1 p&p outside Witham area).
Published by former Avon Books of London and available in soft back only.
[ISBN 1 86033 178 5]
Disc. "Art's House", a silent slide-show for parents and
children. Available here at £6.50 each (plus £1 p&p outside
True history of unique and restored doll's house is inside each
CD-RW case. Can be used for "quality time" with age 2yrs+,
or creativity for age 10yrs+. Advice enclosed.
Foreign cheques /cheques extranjeros accepted + 'Paypal' via paypal.me/martineartist
EXHIBITIONS and EVENTS!!
( Me with friend and fellow artist Karen Smith [left] by her display at shared event.)
Note: If you visit 'The Art and Framing Centre', Newland Street, Witham in Essex, ask to see any remaining watercolours or for a business card/contact details.
Current: I am represented by WhimbrelArt. The gallery is situated in East Street, Tollesbury, Essex, UK. www.whimbrelart.co.uk Also see on Facebook...
24th March 2019: 40th annual sponsored walk in Witham for HCPT(group13), this to provide a life-changing holiday for children with disabilities or learning difficulties. I will take part in 10 mile walk, so do get in contact to sponsor me. Also, I will donate 10% of the price of any art order you make with me from now until midnight 31st March if you just quote '40HCPT13' Registered charity and I will Gift Aid total contribution.
1st to 29th July 2019 : Window Art Display to be sponsored this time in aid of care for Witham's Roman Catholic church building.
The building is a listed building. Sponsor per whole day(s) excluding set up and take down days...or just whole period of display. I hope to collect pledges by standing just inside or outside main church entrance around 12.15, just a couple of Sundays before....or just contact me before midnight 28th July!!
Display of my work within front window of Richards Funeral Service at 78 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8 1AH. (Tel: 01376 513114)
Thank you and enjoy display. (Registered charity for fund, so what you give will be Gift Aided by me when I contribute).
Current. I have online exhibiting beyond this site and which can also sometimes be changed or updated. Search around for me.
Also see links below.
I have much experience of painting in Spain. Works of Spanish subjects are widely available....Also remember that I do animal portraits, so if you have a pet or if like me, you sponsor an animal for a charity..?!
All my bespoke framing is handled by Stuart Tunwell, Duck End Green, near Braintree in Essex UK. Tel 01376 329529
Please note that I can do 'life studies' or nudes, but these have to be on my terms, such as partner present or from 'decent' photographs
eg. in swimwear!
Tips: run out of wall space? Why not store more art - however small - and then change things around from time to time?! Seasonal images can
even be changed around with the seasons. Avoid storage in cold damp conditions. In fact, it's good to occasionally check behind a hung picture,
especially if it is attached to an 'outside wall' within a room. For 'serious framing', it's also possible these days to look to use acid free materials
for mounting....so as to prolong the life of any work on paper. Watch out for frequent or long periods of sunlight upon coloured pencil drawings;
very close heaters near canvases or framed works...You can ask your framer if 'UV' glass is available, but watch for price.
Actually, why not have frame with - or just use - a stand and not display on a wall at all?!! Enjoy!!
Martine Norman [maiden name Baker] Links below....and ideas to visit.
www.artistinfo.co.uk in the Global Art Directory. www.saatchionline.com www.wikigallery.org/recommended-art-resources
Find me on Facebook & LinkedIn
Follow The Story of Dove-Dove: "True Dove" (written 2013/14) via 'about us' for free. Just remember about copyright or plagiarism, so please ask me before you share the actual content.