Maddy Norris CONTEMPORY ARTWORK ... ancient theme

Circular, spiral & labyrinthine images have long beguiled me. They permeate my thoughts, dreams & memories; suggesting metaphorical links between past & present, physical & spiritual. To me, these profound symbols are primal & archetypal. They inform both my painting & sculpture.

I am inspired by prehistoric & tribal art too. They speak to me of the old ways of the Ancestors, when it was the norm to honour & celebrate the Seasons, Nature & Mother Earth.

So, inevitably, my work hints at threshold, journey & ritual. Flowing easily through ancient belief systems & becoming imbued with a certain earthy, tribal quality, which is often enlivened & complemented with colour & sometimes hand-made local earth pigments.

I was born near the Suffolk coast, Convent educated until almost eighteen, then straight into Art School during the late ‘60s. The next two decades found me working within the Publishing Industry. The ‘80s took me to Somerset, spending many years in Glastonbury. 2001 brought me to South Devon and now I'm in Mojacar, Spain...

In 1998 I returned to college on the Foundation Course in Art & Design at Strode College in Somerset & then on to the University of Plymouth , graduating in 2002 with an Honours Degree in Fine Art.

Since then I have taken a Foundation Course in Art Therapy & later ran a drop-in art group within a small charity. I became involved in the Art Farm Project & have been part of TRAIL (Trail Recycled Art In Landscape) since its inception & have shown work with both, winning first prize, in 2008, at South West Water Artist Awards for my sculpture in TRAIL.

I exhibited, for the most part, in South West England.


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Maddy Norris has a new studio / Sun 05 May 2013

Maddy Norris has a new studio in Mojacar Spain

Maddy Norris has a new website ... / Sun 05 May 2013

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Devon Open Studios  2011 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2011-09-03T00:00:00Z">Sat 03</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2011-09-18T00:00:00Z">Sun 18 Sep 2011</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Devon Open Studios 2011 / Sat 03 to Sun 18 Sep 2011 (2 weeks)

Maddy Norris will be taking part in Devon Open Studios in her new studio in Buckfastleigh.