Baltimore, Ontario 905-342-1055
Norma and her husband Frank left Toronto in 2003 after settling into retirement life to embrace the beautiful highlands of Northumberland County near Rice Lake.
Norma’s interest in photography started at a young age with her first Kodak Brownie camera and the rest is history. Norma took various photography courses at Ryerson University but mostly is self-taught. After some hesitation of giving up film cameras she switched over to the world of digital and is still learning the finer details of this amazing technology.
Norma is a member of Spirit of the Hills Arts Association; Art Gallery of Northumberland; The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington and the Colborne Art Gallery.
She has participated in numerous group shows associated with Spirit of the Hills, ie. Campbellford Public Library; John M. Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville; Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg; Cobourg Waterfront Festival; All That Jazz Art and Photography Show, Port Hope. Solo shows include 100 Mile Diner, Warkworth; Buttermilk Cafe, Cobourg; Capers Restaurant, Campbellford; Laveanne Lavender of Ontario, Campbellcroft.
Norma has been accepted in various juried shows throughout the Northumberland and surrounding area ie: CLIC Eastern Ontario Photo Show & Sale, Picton; Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg; Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville. Some of the photographic awards she has received are – Honourable Mention ( in conjunction with Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival); Second Place (in conjunction with Warkworth Long Lunch); Photography Award (Colborne Art Gallery); Founder’s Award (Warkworth Lilac Festival).
Norma is also producing photographic art cards which are available at Stonewood Gallery, Cobourg; Laveanne Lavender of Ontario, Campbellcroft (May to Oct.). She has had photographs published in Photo Life Magazine; Karibu Safari 2001 (cover photo African Safari publication); NuWork Magazine – Photographic edition 2014; More of Our Canada magazine (Jan. 2017). Norma was also the Special Events photographer for the Toronto Region, Canadian Cancer Society.
Norma is inspired by nature, wildlife, stunning sunsets, architecture, flowers and her dogs. She has travelled throughout the world but finds it’s such a joy to see this incredible beauty close to home.