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.
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
Noric Wellness Center offers integrative, alternative and preventive therapies geared toward a holistic approach to health maintenance and wellness; treating the whole body; mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Nor is the first three letters of Norma's name; Ric is the last three letters of Eric's name; they are founders of Noric Wellness Center.
Norma is a massage therapist; she earned her degree/certificate from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing for 9 years. Norma also earned her degree from the University of Phoenix with an emphasis in psychology. She continues to study holistic wellness therapies; adding to her toolbox of modalities for treating the body holistically. Norma is a holistic wellness coach and cognitive behavioral coach. Consultations are complimentary and can be scheduled along with other wellness sessions on the scheduling website.
Eric has also studied holistic health therapies and is proficient in cupping, bio magnetic therapy and reflexology. Eric is also a percussionist and offers drumming circles for private events and at mental health institutions; DJ congalero services for events. Eric is active in Christian consult and holds a pastoral position in the church. He is available for consultations, weddings and baptisms.