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
LINDISFARNE NORTHUMBERLAND original acrylic on canvas 30 x 24cms
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
STORMY SEAS AT ST MARY'S LIGHTHOUSE Whitley Bay Original Painting Acrylic on Canvas 20 x 20 cms