Kelly Norman is an Artist primarily concerned with the Physical Act of Painting and the painting process itself. She has always been fascinated by the physical spiritual connection within a place of natural beauty and or cultivated wilderness . Kelly is very much influenced by the environment that she lives and works in and moves across the disciplines of painting and drawing. Confident and expressive with her medium, Kelly is unafraid to manipulate the paint boldly around the canvas, sometimes creating a mix of semi-abstract and semi-representational pieces. Although they are not representational, they are merely recreations of images, thoughts and colours seen and experienced from what she often encounters. Most often the paintings begin to take on a life of their own, through the layering of paint, washes and stains as mentioned above, whilst added gestures in mark making, drawing, shape and form draw out a narrative within the piece. Kelly’s practice remains mostly in the studio, although much of her preparatory visual material is gathered outdoors through ‘plein air’ drawing and painting.