Norma Deal featured at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery

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Norma Deal, BAA’s Featured Artist for February 26 through April 30, 2023, is self-taught with an eye for color andcomposition. She was born and raised in Hickory, North Carolina; started drawing and painting in grade school, andattended art classes at East TN University, as well as an apprenticeship with Roy Schallenberg, international artist published in PGM Art World.

Her involvement in the art world came after retirement and

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has since been a fulltime hobby/ career. Although she relocated to South Carolina in 1990, Norma is still drawn to paint NC’s beautiful mountains and lakes; but she also began painting beautiful Lowcountry scenes. Her subject matter is extremely varied— from coast to mountains— and she’s now developed a deep interest in the unique Gullah tradition, inspiring her to paint a series of folk art. She specializes in oil and mixed media on canvas, panels and boards.

Norma has been showing in local and state galleries and works also on a commission basis. She has received numerousawards, including second place in her category in the

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prestigious Biennale Juried Exhibition held on Hilton Head. She is honored to have been a member and Gallery Manager at Society of Bluffton Artists for a number of years.

“It is extremely difficult for me to repeat a painting, to capture the original color and tech- nique. This is a God-given talent with which I truly have been blessed. We, as artists, are always excited when a painting has been sold, and trustthe buyer enjoys their new artwork as much as we enjoyed creating it.”

Come meet the artist at a reception on Friday, March 3 from 5-8pm at the Gallery of the Beaufort Art Association, 913Bay Street, downtown Beaufort, under the black awning.