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!
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
So, thanks for visiting my site, and enjoy the drawings!
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,
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.
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
Be sure to check my web site frequently, as I always post new work at the top of the gallery.
ITEMS FOR SALE
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.
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!
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.
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