Through creative expression, art presents us with ways to communicate abstract, soul-inspired messages through sound, movement, and imagery. We feature creative art that has the power to transcend the ordinary, change perception, and transport us to the numinous.
You might have noticed the beautiful works by Willow B. Norris in our Tao Te Ching chapter series. Her paintings reflect an inner peace on a spiritual path…..taking the observer on a journey of enchantment, capturing the love and enjoyment of life. Generally not focusing on any central theme, Willow’s subject matter swings from whimsical to spiritual. Her work is truly mixed media. Willow typically first renders a detailed drawing on high quality archival watercolour paper. She then applies various water soluble pigments with sable hair watercolour brushes. This slow build-up of many washes (often as many as 10-20 or more layers) achieves the bold richness of colour evident in her pieces. She sometimes incorporates the use of fine pigmented wax to accomplish the desired effect.
Willow was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is primarily self taught. She has attended classes at The Art Institute of Boston, The School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, WA, and the The University of Washington. She now resides on the island of Maui, Hawaii.
Visit her website: Willow B Norris