Zoe Elizabeth Norman
On Feb 20th 2020 Zoe won first prize for
'The Futures In Our Hands' in Octopus Energy and Artfinder's environmental art competition entitled 'Portraits from the Precipice'
To help wild orangutans please visit Zoe's chosen charity Redapes.org who are helping rescue and rehabilitate wild orangutans in Borneo. visit https://redapes.org/
Zoe has been painting for over twenty years and her first exhibition caught the eye of a renowned publishing house which set her off on a successful illustrating career. To date she has had more than a hundred pieces of artwork published as greeting cards, calendars and stationary and has worked with many publishers including the Medici Society, Gibson Greetings and Nigel Quiney.
Zoe has had three major one woman exhibitions; Norwich Cathedral, The Gallery Wymondham and The Assembly House Norwich. She has also had works selected for The National Exhibition Wildlife Art in Liverpool, Art in Nature Museum Gloucestershire, Laing and Patching. These days, you will find her painting at the bottom of the garden in her log cabin studio in the heart of Norfolk surrounded by agriculture and huge dramatic skies. Her studio is full of art books, pots, tea cups and vases, jars of dead beetles, butterflies and bees (all found already deceased) many paintings finished or half completed and lots of reference photos, sketches and inspirational quotes and prints. There is always a vase of flowers on my painting table and a mug of tea. Paint tubes (Georgian water soluble oils are her favourite at the moment), paper, canvas and her I-pad tablet are always close at hand, Zoe's style is contemporary impressionism full of light and vibrant colours.
Recently Zoe has been working on a series of water lily paintings inspired by Claude Monet's iconic garden in Giverny. Many of Zoe's paintings are started on location and later finished in the studio.
Zoe's paintings are in private collections around the world including Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore the United States and Japan.