Julia Norton

ABOUT ME: I paint with natural pigments, inks, and dyes, which I forage for and collect from around the world. As an artist, researcher, and educator, I explore how to use these colors while being mindful of their respective histories and where they come from. These materials, such as minerals and ochres, plants like indigo and goldenrod, and animals like cochineal, are alive on paper, and are as important to the work as what they portray. The imagery in my paintings bring the inanimate object and the natural world together in living color, creating visual stories that speak to the human experience.