25th May – 2nd June 2024 Creative Kernow

Vicki Norman


Visit my historic net loft studio beside the sea in Newlyn where I make impressionist oil paintings filled with light and colour.

Visit Vicki in her new home at Gwavas House on Sandy Cove in Newlyn where you’ll find a warm welcome and a handy parking space too! She is in the process of restoring the beautiful old cottage and net loft which featured in many of Walter Langley’s paintings.

Vicki’s paintings are all about light; bright or soft, warm or cool, her work always captures the sense of light in her subjects which include coastal scenes, landscapes, portraits and still life. Her love of oil paint itself is evident in the luscious, richly applied surface quality of her paintings. She utilises the expressive capabilities of the brushstrokes to enhance the mood of each piece and her deep knowledge of pigments is evident in the beautiful colour harmony she achieves. Inspired by both contemporary and past masters, Vicki’s paintings employ historic skills with a fresh, personal approach.

“My fondness for travelling and painting has naturally led me into the world of Plein Air painting. Working quickly on location to capture the essence of a time and place encourages a looser, more impressionist style of painting. This puts an emphasis on atmosphere rather than detail, and colour is the vehicle through which I seek to capture light.”

Her works have won awards in the Europe and the USA, she is a regular contributor to plein air events and competitions on both sides of the Atlantic. Vicki has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London and been awarded a prize from the Oil Painters of America.

Her growing reputation as a master of colour has led naturally to a role as ambassador for Michael Harding Paints which allows Vicki to indulge her love of colour and ‘nerd out’ about pigments, binders and all things technical with one of the world’s most respected Colourmen.

A popular tutor and demonstrator, Vicki is recognised for her clear communication and boundless enthusiasm. She has won awards and recognition for both teaching and painting.

Opening Times
11am - 5pm

Opening Days
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
Mon 27th May
Tue 28th May
Wed 29th May
Thu 30th May
Fri 31st May
Sat 1st Jun
Sun 2nd Jun

On the road from Newlyn to Mousehole, park in the spaces outside the house or in the lay-by just before the entrance to Sandy Cove boatyard. The Mousehole bus stops right outside the house, ask for the Sandy Cove stop.
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The venue has on site parking
The venue has toilet facilities
The venue is accessible to people with mobility difficulties
The venue is family friendly
The venue is open all year round by appointment

Accessibility Information
Some parts of venue are accessible for people with limited mobility. Level access from the road to the property via side entrance - Historic Linney - where paintings will be displayed, toilets and seating are all accessible. There are stairs to net loft and studio.