Jeremy Norton – Biography
I’m a fine artist and a commercial illustrator working digitally. And I’m a Brit who’s been here in Barcelona for 9 years
My work reflects my experience of being a child growing up without being specifically auto-biographical. The essence is in the mood and emotion; of joy, adventure and discovery – Universal feelings that most people share when they’re young. I was an imaginative and prolific painter and drawer as a child and I want to portray that sense of wonder in the world that I had then and hopefully still have.
My creative output has a variety of influences from both Western and Eastern Art. In my illustration I am influenced too by animation both classic Disney and modern 3D movies, also Turner, Rembrandt, Titian, impressionist painting and classic 20th century photography and films.The light in the mediterranean has affected my work a lot. Colour and light have always been my great loves but it has been pushed into the forefront of my work since living here.
My plans for the future include both writing and illustrating my own ideas for children’s books, concept illustration for TV and film and returning to canvas for my fine art work.