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Harbor at Honfleur
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Watercolor, 18 x 24 inches. Copyright Jim Norman 2014

Twisted
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Watercolor, 20 x 14 inches. Copyright Jim Norman 2014

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunset at Naskeag Point
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Watercolor, 14" x 20", Copyright Jim Norman

Rounding Babson Island
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Watercolor, 20" x 14", copyright by Jim Norman

Monhegan Island, Maine
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Watercolor, 13 x 16, Copyright Jim Norman 2013

 

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Watercolor, 30 x 22 inches. Copyright Jim Norman 2012

On the Reach

This is a painting of Eggemoggin Reach, off Naskeag Point in Brooklin, Maine. I return to this spot over and over, both on the land and on the water. Quite simply, it restores my spirit.

Welcome to Jim Norman's Art web site. Here you'll find examples of my artwork, both in water color and with simple graphite pencils to produce effects that many people have told me are stunning. Recently retired from careers in journalism and law, I find my new pursuits in art an exciting and satisfying change. I'm very busy and plan to keep adding work, so check back often!


You will also find news about shows I have, and information about items I have for sale: full-size gallery-quality prints, matted or framed; note cards and even truly challenging and unique jigsaw puzzles. 

And if you have an idea for a subject you think I ought to draw, or you would like to commission me to make a drawing, or you would like to leave a comment, please e-mail me: Jim@JimNormanArt.com
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So, thanks for visiting my site, and enjoy the drawings!

NEWS FLASH!

More awards!  The Pascack Art Association recognized me with a "High Achievement" award in 2011 for "Floating Sculpture," an exquisite cedar-strip kayak-canoe that paddles as beautifully as it looks. I've received not one but TWO second-place awards for entries in last year's Senior Juried Show at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. One of them was in the drawing category, for "Bill Mayher, Educator, Writer, Wood Carver." The other award was for my recent foray into watercolor, "Spartina."  Also, for the second year in a row, I've been awarded second place in the prestigious Diversity Show at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, with my drawing of "Courtenay Haight, Hydroponic Grower." Also, my drawing "Winter Drapery" was selected for inclusion in the show. My award in 2009 was for "Bagaduce Homestead."  You can see all these winners in the gallery to the right.

 

DO YOU HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE REUNION COMING UP?
If so, take a look at what I did for the Class of 1960 at Columbia High School, in Maplewood, N.J.
Perhaps you'd like to consider commissioning me to produce a beautiful drawing or painting of your Alma Mater for use on your commemorative Reunion Yearbook, for souvenir coffee mugs and T-shirts and for beautiful note cards. Original art is a great way to make your reunion a day to remember. Please contact me by e-mail: Jim@JimNormanArt.com

THANKS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SHOW!

My solo show at Zoe's Cupcake Cafe in Teaneck, N.J., was a huge success! Thanks to Zoe's and all who stopped in to take a look. Even though the show is down, you can still order Jim Norman Art items like prints, puzzles and greeting cards. Mention the show at Zoe's, and I will donate a portion of the price of your order to Zoe's Place, in support of its programs for pregnant teens, teen moms and children. And if you happen to be anywhere near Bergen County, N.J., stop by at Zoe's Cupcake Cafe, 740 Chestnut Avenue, Teaneck, N.J., for the most wonderful cupcakes you ever tasted! Closed Mondays.

NEW WORK

Be sure to check my web site frequently, as I always post new work at the top of the gallery.
ITEMS FOR SALE
    Original art: varies according to piece; please contact me at Jim@JimNormanArt.com
    11 x 14 prints (approximate), matted to 16 x 20: $195 + shipping.
    11 x 14 prints (approximate), matted and framed to 16 x 20: $275 + shipping.
     16 x 20 prints (approximate), matted to 22 x 26: $275 + shipping. 
    16 x 20 prints (approximate), matted and framed to 22 x 26: $375 + shipping.
    20 x 28 prints (approximate), matted to 26 x 34: $350 + shipping.
    20 x 28 prints (approximate), matted and framed to 26 x 34: $475 + shipping.
    Although I prefer to make each print the same size as the original, I recognize that people can have differing space requirements. So, if you see a print you would like in a size larger or smaller than the original, please ask, and I can have it custom printed, matted and framed for you.
    Box of 10 note cards, with envelopes: $33 + shipping.
    Jigsaw puzzle of any drawing or painting, packed in an attractive tin container with the image on the cover: 10x13 inches, 252 pieces $45 + shipping; 18x24 inches, 551 pieces $55 plus shipping.
    Ceramic coffee mugs with your choice of my art work: $20 plus shipping.

    If you are a New Jersey resident, 7% sales tax will be added to the above prices, but not to the shipping charge. 

I DOUBLE-DARE YOU!

(and offer you a special deal)

I have been working on one of my own jigsaw puzzles recently. First, I assure you, it is do-able. But it occurs to me that these puzzles may actually be the world's most challenging! It may seem to you that a 252-piece puzzle or a 551-piece is no match for some of the 1000-piece puzzles out there, but believe me, this is one tough jigsaw! The tin container that they come in has a reduced-size picture printed on the top, which is a big help in figuring out where the pieces go. However, I have discovered that it is even more helpful to have a gallery-quality full-size print nearby to help you identify the pieces and place them in the context of the puzzle. So, here's the special deal: If you order a puzzle and a print at the same time, you'll get a 15 percent discount on the package.

A WORD ABOUT FRAMING...

I custom-build all my frames in my own shop, using stains and finishes that complement the art that you choose. If you prefer to select a frame of your own, order a matted print and have it framed locally. I use acrylic plastic for glazing. It's unbreakable and lighter weight than glass (better for shipping), and it looks just as good as glass, in my opinion.  

AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS

I am available to draw or paint a beautiful rendering of your home, your business, your alma mater or any favorite view. Imagine being able to send personalized greeting cards with an entirely unique view, or see how your school would look on the cover of a year book or a reunion program. For an example of how this turned out in one recent commission, take a look at "Columbia High School Reunion Book Cover" in the gallery to the right. Rates (depending on complexity of the commission, time spent and distance traveled) available on request. Please send me an e-mail: Jim@JimNormanArt.com Edit Link
 


 

 

Yearning
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Watercolor Copyright Jim Norman 2010

Spartina
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Watercolor, 16 x 20 inches, copyright Jim Norman 2010

"In the Dooryard Bloom'd"
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Watercolor copyright 2012 by Jim Norman, 15 x 22 inches

Magnolias in Bloom
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Watercolor on Bristol Smooth, Copyright Jim Norman 2012

Wing and Wing Past Castle Hill Light
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2008


CHS Reunion Book Cover

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CHS Reunion Coffee Mug


CHS Reunion Jigsaw Puzzle


CHS Reunion T-Shirt

   


CHS Reunion Note Cards


CHS Note Cards

 
 

Columbia High School Reunion Book Cover
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum Copyright Jim Norman 2010

Bagaduce Homestead
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2008

Singular Swan
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Original Watercolor Copyright by Jim Norman 2012

 

Bill Mayher, Educator, Writer, Wood Carver
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Graphite on Bristol Smooth, 11 x 14 inches, copyright Jim Norman 2010

View From Olana in Autumn
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Watercolor Copyright Jim Norman 2011

Chip Angell, Innkeeper
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Graphite on Bristol Smooth, 11 x 14, Copyright Jim Norman 2010

Jesse Leach, Oysterman
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum, 11 x 14 inches, copyright Jim Norman 2010

Paul Birdsall, Organic Farmer
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Graphite on Bristol Smooth Copyright Jim Norman 2010

In the Birch Woods
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Original Watercolor, Copyright Jim Norman 2010

Long Gone
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Watercolor Copyright by Norman 2010

Storm Over Eggemoggin Reach -- Triptych
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Watercolor Copyright Jim Norman 2011

Storm Over Eggemoggin Reach -- Panel 1
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Watercolor Copyright Jim Norman 2011

 

Storm Over Eggemoggin Reach -- Panel 2
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Watercolor Copyright Jim Norman 2011

Storm Over Eggemoggin Reach -- Panel 3
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Watercolor Copyright Jim Norman 2011

View From Flye Point
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Watercolor Copyright Jim Norman 2010

Courtenay Haight, Hydroponic Grower
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2010

Birches
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2009

Low Tide at Acadia
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2009

Searsport, Me.
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2009

Fire in the Sky
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Watercolor and Ink Copyright Jim Norman 2010

Low Tide
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2008

Babson Island, Me.
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2008

Winter Drapery
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2009

Woods at Toddy Pond
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Graphite on Bristol Vellum 11 x 14 Copyright Jim Norman 2009

Throgh the Garden Gate
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Acrylic on Sheetrock Copyright Jim Norman 2011

 

Want to get in touch? You can send me e-mail at:

Jim@JimNormanArt.com