Michael Norman PS
Michael worked as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor until early retirement in 1995. During this period he spent any available spare time he had drawing and painting, attending evening classes and weekend courses.
Upon retirement he was able to devote the bulk of his time to painting, initially in oils and watercolours. In the late 90’s he started painting in pastels and has continued with this medium ever since only using watercolours when he goes out sketching.
Michael lives in Exmouth, Devon. The Exe estuary provides a wealth of inspiration for his paintings as well as the rest of the Devon and Cornish coast and countryside.
In March 2007 he was elected to membership of the Pastel Society UK.
2004 Award at the South West Academy of Arts exhibition
2006 Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings Award
2007 Unison Pastels Award
2008 Bill Paterson Memorial Award
2009 Frank Herring Award
2006 Art in Devon
2009 Artists magazine article
2010 Pratique des Arts feature article
2012 The Pastel Journal of America feature article
Michael has taken part in many group exhibitions, including the South West Academy , Walker Galleries Honiton, Great British Landscape Rosemoor RHS Gardens, Southampton City Art Gallery, Mercer Gallery Harrogate, Martins Gallery Cheltenham, Yvonne Arnaud Art 2009 Guildford, Frinton Gallery Essex, Picturecraft Gallery Norfolk and Gallery LeFort Bath.
2001,2 and 8 Fred Keetch Gallery, Exmouth, Devon
2003 Higher Street Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon
2005 and 6 Walker Galleries, Honiton, Devon
2007 Walker Galleries, Sidbury Mill, Devon
2010 John Noott Gallery, Broadway, Worcs.
2011 Gallery LeFort, Bath
2013 Martins Gallery, Cheltenham.
Address: 1 Claredale Road, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2EE
Telephone: 01395 272922