Michael Norman is a well known artist living and working in the South West of England. He painted for many years in oils and watercolours until he discovered pastels. He now paints almost exclusively in this medium as he prefers it to all others.
He was elected to membership of the Pastel Society UK in 2007, and the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in 2013.
In 2016 he was awarded the title of 'Master Pastellist' of the French Pastel Society of which he is now a member.
Was Vice President of the Pastel Society UK from 2016 to 2020
He has won many awards for his paintings at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibitions as follows:-
2006 The Sarah Samuels Fine Painting Award
2007 The Unison Pastels Award
2008 The Bill Paterson Award
2009 The Frank Herring Award
2014 The Buzacott Award
2015 The Caran D'Ache Award
2016 The Derwent Sponsor's Award
Also in 2016 he won the 'Prix de la Communaute de Communes du pays de Saint-Aulaye' Award at the 'Pastel en Perigord' exhibition in France.
He has been included in various publications as well as feature articles in the Pastel Society magazine, the French magazine 'Pratique des Arts' and the Pastel Journal of America.
He has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions and in 2014 he was 'Guest of Honour' at the French Pastel Society's exhibition at Feytiat, near Limoges, France