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Artist Norma Burke was born in Newcastle, but now lives at Whitley Bay, on the North East coast.

Since she retired from teaching 5 years ago, she's had the opportunity to indulge in her love of art.

She walks on the nearby beach with her dog most days and says she is massively inspired by the sight, sound and smell of the sea.

"The colours and mood of the ever-changing waves and light are a constant inspiration for my work."

She paints mainly in acrylic on canvas, which give versatility in the vibrancy of the colour but also the texture, which can be built up to give more depth

Her time outdoors also gives her the chance to pursue another hobby....collecting sea glass, which she transforms the pieces into cute sculptural sea glass pictures and tealight holders.

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THE COLD GREY SEA original acrylic 30cm x 24cm inspired by a dog walk on Whitley Bay beach early one December morning

Norma Burke

LINDISFARNE NORTHUMBERLAND original acrylic on canvas 30 x 24cms

Norma Burke

SUNRISE AT BAMBURGH Northumberland Original painting Acrylic on canvas 30 x 24 cms

PINK SKY OVER STORMY SEA original acrylic on canvas 40x40cms

INK BLUE SEA original acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cms

SEA POTTERY & SHELL SPRING FLOWERS Pottery pieces from Whitley Bay beach, shells from Druridge Bay Northumberland.

SEA GLASS CATS 13 x 13 X 3.5cm white box frame seaglass from Whitley Bay beach

SEA GLASS WHALE 11 x 11 x 3.5cm white box frame seaglass from Whitley Bay beach

Norma Burke

STORMY SEAS AT ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE Whitley Bay Original Painting Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20 cms