Jim Norton was born with a paint brush in his hand and a pigeon perched on his shoulder. His teenage years were spent taking art classes and playing high school football and basketball. He spent most of his life in the western states, but claims Wyoming as home, where he is building a cabin studio.
His education in the field of art began as a youngster watching his grandfather, Earl Fausett, paint in his basement studio. Jim continued his art education at Western Wyoming College and Brigham Young University. He has furthered his informal education by traveling to museums in Russia, Canada and the United States.
“If you want to be a great artist, you can learn from the masters themselves and the museums are full of them.” Jim was invited to become a member of the Cowboy Artists of America in 1989. At the 2010 CAA show Jim received the Stetson CAA Award for his body of work and a Gold Medal for Oil Painting for The Lifetime.
Source: Cowboy Artists of America
Indian with Fur Hat and Feathers
Artist: Jim NortonDescription: Charcoal; Image Size 9”w x 12”h - Framed Size 18.5”w x 21.5”h
Artist: Jim NortonDescription: Bronze 4” x 10” x 15”; Edition #31 of 35
“The Pony Express began April 3, 1860 with 80 expert riders, 400 horses and 190 relay stations. Every Wednesday and Saturday, one rider would leave at noon from Sacramento heading East while another would leave at 8:00am from St. Joseph heading west. Riders covered 75 to 100 miles a day, averaging 8 miles per hour. Every 10 to 12 miles they would change horses at a relay station. Payload was 20 lbs if letters tucked into a Mexican saddle bag “Mochila”. The Transcontinental Telegraph Line, completed on October 21, 1861, eliminated the need for the Pony Express. The Pony Express ended on November 20, 1861 having covered 591,501 miles delivering 30,700 pieces of mail.”
A Shared Fire
Artist: Jim NortonDescription: Oil; Image Size 36”h x 52”w - Framed Size 49.25”h x 65.25”w
Artist: Jim NortonDescription: Oil; Image Size 9”h x 12”w - Framed Size 17.25”h x 20 1/8”w
In the Setting Sun
Artist: Jim Norton Date: 2001Description: Oil; Image Size 28”h x 40”w - Framed Size 38.25”h x 50.25”w
Artist: Jim Norton Date: 2005Description: Oil ; Image Size 24”h x 36”w - Framed Size 34.25”h x 46.25”w
Artist: Jim Norton Date: 1995Description: Oil; Image Size 24”h x 32”w - Framed Size 33.5”h x 41.5”w
Artist: Jim Norton Date: 2002Description: Oil ; Image Size 24”h x 36”w - Framed Size 34.25”h x 46.25”w
The Sacred Water
Artist: Jim Norton Date: 1997Description: Oil; Image Size 24”w x 36”h - Framed Size 33.75”w x 45.5”h
Trouble at the Old Homestead
Artist: Jim Norton Date: 2005Description: Oil; Image Size 30”h x 46”w - Framed Size 40.25”h x 56”w
The Sacred Water
Artist: Jim Norton Date: 1997Description: Oil | Image Size: 36”h x 24”w
Artist: Jim Norton