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My name is Bettina and I am an Irish artist working from my home studio near the artistic village of Thomastown in South Kilkenny. My seascape and large wave paintings draw inspiration from the beautiful unique Copper Coast in nearby Waterford. 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, all of these experiences I bring to my art. I want you to feel and see the ocean. Welcome to my world and I hope you enjoy viewing my paintings as much as I enjoy creating them. My paintings are available at Tudor Artisan Hub, Tipperary and Kilkenny Art Gallery.
"Bettina creates seascape paintings that captures the power, spirit and zest of the beautiful seas and oceans that surround us...... each piece energetic and mesmerizing, .... her use of colour, light and the texture of paint... creates vivid and vibrant motion...breathing life into her works....you can almost hear the crashing waves..."
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All About Bettina Norton Fine Arts
Hi, let me tell you a little about me. I am Bettina Norton, an Irish artist originally from Kildare but for many years now settled in South Kilkenny and working from my home studio near the picturesque village of Thomastown. Art, sketching and painting have always been part of who I am. When I first moved away from home to University I knew no one in Dublin so I would take myself off to Life Drawing classes to make friends and de-stress. After I married and time was at a premium raising my four children, I would always try to find some time to go to the coast to paint plein air. Even now with them all grown, I still paint plein air with the South East Plein Air group.
I am drawn to the sea and always have been. The wide open spaces, salty air and wild winds are part of what it is to be Irish. We live on an island. The sea surrounds us. It makes us confident, brave, individual. I spend many days painting studies on the coast which I then translate into larger studio works, hopefully capturing that bravery and individuality. I often make videos of the waves coming ashore along the beautiful Copper Coast, not far from my home, which then informs my work in the studio. The sea is a moving, living thing and still photos don't capture that. From small sketches to large scale projects, my art is a highly-personal reflection of my sense of self.I’ve been lucky enough to have participated in a number of local exhibitions. More recently I was honored to receive an award for one of my costal paintings at the local Lyons Club Exhibition. I have exhibited in a solo capacity last year at the Kilkenny Arts Festival which has solidified my reputation in the art world. My work is available at Tudor Artisan Hub Gallery and The Kilkenny Art Gallery.
If you would like to find out more about my process or arrange to view my work please get in touch.