Cross Roads, Dirt roads,

pencil and paper, 2011

GRAND CANYON

pencil and paper, on sight, 2004

Grand Canyon,South Rim, 2004

Tree Root Snake
ca; 1998

PAMIE’S MOTHER’S HOUSE

ink on paper, 1989, 8.5 x 11, SOLD.

Farm house in Central Texas near Lake Buchanan.

THE PUMP OUT BACK

ink on paper, 1987, 8.5 x 11, SOLD.

Functional antique hand pump out back of Pamie’s Mother’s house.

COLORADO BIKER RALLY

ink on paper, 1989, 8.5 x 11.

On the way to Sturgis, SD in 1988 we participated in an all brands motorcycle rally from Colorado Springs to Montrose area. Great fun before being put to work in Sturgis.

FRIENDS

ink on paper, SOLD.
ca. 1986

Riding the New Mexico fire roads up above Socorro and Magdalena.

My Ol' Friend Brad

pencil and paper, 1985, SOLD

I had wondered if this drawing was still in existence. Brad and I shared many journeys and experiences. This is from a motorcycle trip to the Mescalaro Apache Reservation near Ruidoso NM. His clutch cable broke and the temporary fix was the needle nose vise-grips to attempt to secure the cable end at the handle. Didn’t work for very long. We coasted down the mountain from Ruidoso to Tularosa where we found an All Brands Motorcycle Shop that had the correct clutch cable.

English Pam’s Sea Shore, 3rd Coast
Practice drawing for 36 x 24 acrylic painting ca. 1984

Practice drawing for a painting. ca. 1979

FLYING

pencil on paper, 1979

TIGERS

acrylic on panel, 1977, 18 x 24, SOLD

Cat Moon

PRAY

acrylic on panel, 1977, 18 x 24, SOLD

BEAN ‘FRATE’

ball point on typing paper, 1972.

This was a practice drawing for a 24 x 30 acrylic painting. No telling where that painting is. I was very proud of the surrealistic realism and the techniques I learned while painting it.

Balanced Rock
18 x 24 pencil on paper ca 1964
After a family vacation to the Utah Canyonlands

A little hard to discern, but front left of center is a brontosaurs,
far right is a T-Rex, far left an allosaurus, Not sure just what I've got in my hands, might be a stegosaurus. .

7 year old 2nd grade Norman in the local daily newspaper for his first taste of "fame," ca 1957

The following images are plein air drawings.
During the 2008 Drawing Class in Florence we were often taken to statues and frescoes and asked to draw what we were seeing.

The Gate

2009 graphite on paper, 9 x 13

Cinque Terre

HERCULES AND CACUS
2008, graphite on paper, 13 x 9
A larger than life statue by Baccio Bandinelli, 1534, of the mythical Hercules defeating Cacus, placed in the Piazza Signoria, Florence. Considered by the Florentines of the time to be a second rate statue, the locals refer to it as the “sack of potatoes” because of the exaggerated muscles.

Hercules defeating Nessus the centaur

Mary comforting JC

The Rape of Polyxena

The Rape of the Sabines

THE DAVID
2008, 13 x 9.
Drawn on site in the Academia, Florence, Italy.
The original David statue by Michelangelo was laboriously transferred from the Duomo Workshop where it was sculpted 1501 to 1504 to the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza della Signoria, then to the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1873 to protect it from the weather. The David, installed in the Piazza in 1504, became an icon of Florentine liberty. It was damaged during a siege of the Palazzo Vecchio in 1524. A heavy object, thrown from an upstairs window, broke off the statues right arm which was spirited away and hidden for many years before being returned and reunited

Warrior at night, Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus

Norman's Early Art

Every scene and subject that I have elected to draw has a history and story connected to it. In staying true to my artistic roots, I endeavor to draw only that which I have seen with my own eyes. The geologic passing of time, however, has changed the way I see and interpret the reality around me. This website page is a scrapbook of my memories in my art, how my style of memorializing things that I saw and was thinking about has changed, something I’ve been doing since the Second Grade.