Art gallery
Norma started her art career in 2002 with the opening of Creative Expressions Art Studio in Spring Valley, Ca. She rented a 900 sf space where she offered painting classes taught by experienced artists.  She also offered paint your own ceramics,  hand  building with clay and other craft classes. Creative Expressions Art Studio was also a hub for children's birthday parties.  At that time, Norma was also a childcare provider, with an in home preschool; the children from the preschool were taken to the center a few times a week to be exposed to and to create art.  It was the highlight of their day.  During this time, though haven't had formal teaching in art, Norma purchased canvases and acrylic paint and begin painting.  Norma has sold much of her work and acquired a small group of collectors. Norma, is a creative being;  from a young child she enjoyed doodling and coloring; her interest and inspiration came from the actual color pigments; whether it was with pencils, crayons, pastels or paint- she loved the different colors and mediums;  not really interested in the subject matter. The idea of just painting from within intuitively and with freedom appealed to Norma. so, she became an abstract painter. Norma has had many locations throughout San Diego County.  When she became a wellness practitioner 9 years ago, she combined the two entities into one space.

Artist Statement
Abstract art represents workings of the inner being; is an expression of self and is born out of experiences, desires, hopes and dreams.  Art seeks to satisfy a longing to be understood and accepted.   Art communicates when words dare not or cannot; Art is life's forces screaming to be released, embraced and appreciated.
-Norma Brinker, Painter

Norma Brinker, fine art, abstract painter, crafter

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