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Bettina Norton artist

SEE the landscape

       FEEL the elements

               TRANSLATE the sense of place

Borrowed Fragments

My New collection was launched at Signal Arts Centre, Bray

Exhibition rans from 13th to 26th May and some of this work is now available at my galleries. Please email for further details.

"the artist must train not only the eye but also the soul"  Wassily Kandinsky

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mixed media

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oil & cold wax

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original oil

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Artist Bio

Bettina is a self taught artist originally from Kildare but now living and working in South Kilkenny. With a background in art and antiques she has worked abroad in London and The Middle East before returning to Ireland in the late 90's. Since 2012 she has been gradually growing her art practice and is now represented by several galleries around the country. Working in both oil and other mixed media her method is intuative and expressive. Drawing inspiration from our coastal landscape with expressive paintings that bring an immediate and immersive experience of the power of the sea, the sound of the waves whispering over the sand and pebbles along the shore, the smell of the salty sea, are all here within these highly charged paintings.  The work is intuative, interpreting aspects of landscape as expression of form and movement. Feel and see the ocean and experience the landscape in all its changing forms.

Select paintings are available in several galleries;  The Tudor Artisan Hub, Tipperary, The Castlemartry Gallery, Co. Cork, The Kilkenny Art Gallery, Kilkenny City, The Pig Yard Gallery, Wexford, Marnie & Lily Gallery, Kinsale and The Russell Gallery, New Quay, Co. Clare. Subscibe if you would like to receive infomation on upcoming shows and exhibitions or learn more about the process. You can also follow on Facebook, Instagram etc. 

Education

Masters of Art & Humanities, Trinity College, Dublin

2008

Bachelor of Art, Trinity College, Dublin

1989

Select Exhibitions

"BOUNDLESS FRAGMENTS" a collection of works capturing the Fragmentation of Our Coastline Amidst A Changing World"

Signal Arts Centre, Bray

May 2024

A Collection of Work in Oils & Cold Wax, Kilkenny Arts Festival, River Court Hotel, Kilkenny City

2023

COLD HAS A VOICE, The Coastguard Cultural Centre, Tramore, Co. Waterford

2022

Exhibition of Oils and watercolours, Presentation College, Kilkenny City

2021

FATHOMLESS New Works, Art Source, RDS dublin

2020

Projects

Awarded a contract for a series of illustrations for TSSG, Waterford. This project involved working with a team of web designers and archaelogists to interpret a historic site and render interpretive drawings and painting illustrations of ancient monastic sites for an interactive 3D app. Funded by Kilkenny Leadership Partnership and Kilkenny Co. Council.

2020

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I purchased a painting from Bettina during lockdown. I became aware of her work through The Jack & Jill Foundation Fundraiser, Incognito. I found the website really informative re size, frames etc. The paintings were so captivating I took the plunge and ordered online, though i hadn't actually seen the paintings. I was not disappointed by the process or the painting. Ordering, payment and delivery was really easy and quick. I am delighted with my new piece of art.

Bla Tonra

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