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Jen Norton

Jen Norton

San Jose, CA

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Jen Norton is a native Californian who spent her teen years in Arizona. Jen returned to the Bay Area for college, graduating in 1987 from Santa Clara University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Art, with a Minor in Business.

Painfully shy as a child, Jen was unable to communicate with anyone outside her family except through drawing. Visual language was her first language and she never lost her passion for its ability to communicate for her. There was never a day she "decided" to become an artist. For Jen, there was just no other way to be.

After graduating from college, Jen worked as a Graphic Designer for CKS Partners in Cupertino. Developing marketing communications materials helped push her from purely personal expression to full conversation. After a ten years as a graphic designer, Jen left to pursue painting and raise her daughter. Meaningful relationships and everyday moments of family and home are her subject matter, revealing the Jesuit principles of finding God in the everyday and mundane that were instilled in her education.

Jen works in acrylic, using expressive color, texture and pattern to reveal the sublime in the ordinary. She begins each painting with underlying layers of intense hues and expressive brushwork, which gradually become hidden from view as the painting progresses. These underlying layers are important to the depth of the final work, just as years of spiritual growth are to a well-rounded soul. Jen seeks to develop order and beauty from chaos. Jen believes that through art, one can hear the whisper of a mighty Creator. Her intention is that her art may cause you to pause and listen.

 

A Clean Heart by Jen Norton

 

Alleluia by Jen Norton

 

Mission San Antonio de Padua by Jen Norton

 

Guadalupe by Jen Norton

 

Flock in the Promised Land by Jen Norton

 

Annunciation by Jen Norton

 

Take Lord, Receive by Jen Norton

 

Saint Francis by Jen Norton

 

Our Father by Jen Norton

 

Love is Patient by Jen Norton

 

You Are Enough by Jen Norton

 

Guardian Angel by Jen Norton

 

Lamb of God by Jen Norton

 

Patience by Jen Norton

 

Saturday Beach Town Folk Landscape by Jen Norton

 

Hail Mary by Jen Norton

 

The Sacrifice by Jen Norton

 

Geometric Cross by Jen Norton

 

Sacred Heart of Jesus by Jen Norton

 

Holy Spirit Prayer by St. Augustine by Jen Norton

 

Bless This Day by Jen Norton

 

First Communion Girl by Jen Norton

 

First Communion Boy by Jen Norton

 

The Mustard Seed by Jen Norton

 

Love Is Abundant by Jen Norton

 

The Ten Commandments by Jen Norton

 

The Works of Mercy by Jen Norton

 

Bow Down by Jen Norton

 

Fruits of the Spirit by Jen Norton

 

Ecclesiastes 4 12 Wedding Art by Jen Norton

 

Canticle of Mary by Jen Norton

 

Someting Small Inspirational Art by Jen Norton

 

St. Teresa of Kolkata by Jen Norton

 

The Glory Be by Jen Norton

 

MidSummer Hollyhocks by Jen Norton

 

St. Michael the Archangel by Jen Norton

 

My Peace is My Gift by Jen Norton

 

Italian Hill Town by Jen Norton

 

Amen by Jen Norton

 

St. Joseph and Baby Jesus by Jen Norton

 

Joan of Arc by Jen Norton

 

Through Ancient Olives by Jen Norton

 

Nano Nagle, Foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation by Jen Norton

 

Mercy Foundress Catherine McAuley by Jen Norton

 

Turn and Become as Children by Jen Norton

 

Blessed Junipero Serra by Jen Norton

 

I Baptize You by Jen Norton

 

Easter Cross on Orchid by Jen Norton