Michael Norman lives and works in Devon. He painted for many years in oils and watercolours before taking up pastels, and was a member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society before moving to Devon.
Having experimented with pastels for some time, he began to appreciate how versatile they are and now works solely in this medium. All of his work is in soft pastel. He uses an abrasive ground to work on, either a pumice surface or Pastelcard. He also uses Canson pastel paper occasionally. In recent years he has built up a reputation as a talented pastel painter.
2000 First Solo Exhibition
2002 Work first accepted by the Pastel SocietyUK
Work first accepted by the South West Academy of Arts
2004 Prize Winner at theSouthWestAcademyof Arts
2006 Winner of the Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings Award at the Pastel Society
2007 Winner of the Unison Pastels Award at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
Elected to Membership of the Pastel SocietyUK
2008 Winner of the Bill Patterson Memorial Award at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
Elected to the Council of the Pastel Society
2009 Winner of the Frank Herring Award at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition
Michael Norman is a member and Honorary Treasurer of the Pastel Society UK.