Destanne Norris is a professional artist who received her BFA (Honours) degree in painting and drawing from the University of Victoria in 1987. In 2009 she was awarded a MFA degree from the University of Tasmania in Australia. While her sojourn overseas to pursue post-graduate studies was invaluable, it was the call of ‘home’ that brought her back to live in Canada.
A passion for natural environments and the elements, especially mountains and water, are the source of Destanne’s artistic inspiration. Landscape and place, metaphor and symbol, embodiment and Romanticism are her research interests. An overarching theme in her landscape painting is the mirroring of ‘inscape’ and ‘landscape’. Through her art, Destanne has discovered the power art can play in self-discovery and healing.
Destanne’s paintings have been exhibited in Public, University and Artist-Run Galleries. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections, as well as being in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Penticton Art Gallery. For more information see www.destannenorris.com