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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

Witham area.)

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





( 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 my remaining watercolours or for a business card/contact details.

5th Feb 2018 until remove 19th Feb 2018 AND 6th Aug 2018 until remove 20th Aug 2018 : Window Art Displays. Displays of my work

 within front window of Richards Funeral Service at 78 Newland Street, Witham, Essex CM8 1AH. (Tel: 01376 513114)


4th March 2018: Sponsored 10 miles' walk (Witham, Essex). I will be taking part RAISING MONEY for HCPT(Gp.13) for CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TO GO ON THE "TRIP OF A LIFETIME"!! Contact me to sponsor me or learn more. Arrange to purchase or commission a work from me and quote "HCPT2018" for 10% of total payment to be added to my sponsor money raised : this lasts from now until midnight 12th March '18 (after which I will post my own total here). Closed....I am able to contribute £96

July 2018: "Art Celebration" is scheduled:Frid 13th 2pm to 6pm; Sat 14th 10pm to 4pm; Sunday 15th 12.30approx. to 3pm (collection of sold works 3pm - 4pm)... I will be holding a shared exhibition with fellow artist Karen Smith....A classical guitar recital given by George Zarb, around lunchtime on Saturday. Venue: Hall of Witham RC Church. The hall is reached by using main front entrance to Holy Family..Church in Guithaven Street and going upstairs. [See building from Newland Car Park] Entry is FREE but please respect that the building is a religious building, 20% of all takings will go to parish funds and there will be a box for voluntary donations.

 Current. There is a selection of my small unframed works on cabinet (or ask to see) within Peartree Pantry Tearooms,

 Spring Lane, Hatfield Peverel, Essex. Lunches, homemade cakes & pastries, outside catering...Tel 01245 381461


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 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. in the Global Art Directory.                                                                            

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