Artist Norma Barsness is a landscape contemporary painter with a unique vision. Her paintings take a familiar scene and turn what is common into something extraordinary. Her compositions portray life, colour and beauty in the natural flora of Alberta. Her style at times is primitive and contemporary, embellished with vibrant colours and shapes. Her constant goal is to create pieces that speak to the heart. What is conveyed will be different for each viewer as each person approaches a painting from a different perspective. Norma’s paintings transport us to a place where time stands still. Her compositions portray a quiet time, yet powerful images of movement can be seen. Her paintings tempt those who choose to look beyond the mundane and to experience a unique and timeless look at simple life. Norma resides in Calgary and paints scenes familiar to her. She works to induce emotion and attain a particular aesthetic, rather than portray a specific place. Viewers are drawn in by her brilliant colours and bold brush strokes which define her signature style. Norma’s work has been exhibited widely in many Alberta shows and galleries.
“Celebrate each of life’s moments by viewing nature and simple everyday life experiences. Attempt to have an impact of what may be viewed as commonplace, and make it into something special.”
If this workshop or demonstration is sold out, email your name and phone number to [email protected] to add your name to the waitlist. If we have a last minute cancellation, our Workshop Coordinator will contact you. If you still want to attend, you will pay the registration fees directly to the person who is cancelling their registration. FCA Calgary does not refund demonstration or workshop fees, or manage the transfer of payment between individuals.
Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person if you are unable to attend, that person will pay the registration fee directly to you. Contact the Workshop Coordinator ([email protected]) to see if there is anyone on the waiting list. FCA Calgary does not manage the transfer of payment between individuals. It is your responsibility to collect payment from the person you transfer your registration to.
Below is a list of the supplies Norma will be using for this workshop. However, you are encouraged to bring what you have on hand.
Canvas board, canvas panel or cradled panel 14X18 or 16X20
Liquitex or Golden are preferred, but bring any brand you like.
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Yellow Light
Permanent Green Light
Cadmium Red Light
Quinacridone Burnt Orange (Golden)
Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (Golden)
Gesso & Mediums
Heavy Gel (Gloss)
Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Brushes & Palette Knives
A variety of small, medium and large brushes
Mark Making Tools
Charcoal (vine, compressed or pencil)
Paper towels or rags
* Remember to bring some landscape photos to work from as a reference