Norm Ellis

Norm Ellis
Medium:
Airbrush with Acrylics and Ink
Surrealist Artist
The imagery in my work is inspired by my observations of nature. Native American culture prior to the 1800's and the experiences I have had in the world about me. I fell in love with surrealism because it is limitless i dimension. it allows me the freedom to create what is in my heart. I am creating a visual communication with the world that words alone cannot express.

Media:
For my studies I use pencil or Prismacolor pencils with ink. My final art is produced with airbrush and ink. I enjoy the flexibility of airbrushing with the varying gradation it allows. I use a mixed media of airbrushing with acrylics and ink, pencil, and Prismacolor.

Education:
Orange Coast College
Studio Art

University of California, Irvine
BA Studio Art, Minor in Art History
Studied under John Paul Jones, Tony DeLap, and Ed Moses

Coastline Community College
Airbrushing
Studied under Jay Sagen

Exhibits:
1964: Laguna Beach Festival of Arts
2000's: Generation Exhibits. Exhibited next to Marilyn Ellis.

Career:
My career in the mechanical engineering field has spanned over forty-three years. I started my career as a draftsman on a drawing board to a mechanical design engineer using 3D CAD. In my career, I spent several years as a technical illustrator for manuals. I have written, illustrated, photographed, and have published forty-five articles in trade and technical magazines.
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