Featured artist: Norma Foulds

Norma Foulds works in a variety of media, including drawing, printmaking, and collage. She has just secured a residency at Fish Factory in Cornwall to continue her work and hopes to gain more support in return for rewards produced during the residency.

“I’ve been working solely as a freelance artist since 2016, but I completed my MA in Fine Art and Education in 2003, before working in schools full time as a teacher. My background in teaching gave me the confidence to develop my own practice and influenced the way that I often include others in my work.

For example, a recent project “Wonder - full” involved working collaboratively with other artists and patients at Clifton Hospital, Cleveleys, to produce a mobile memory cabinet. The project addressed ideas of grief, loss, and memory, all themes which are central to my practice. 

Throughout my work I also use found objects, such as pebbles, collected from the coastline near where I live. These explorations of the coastline have developed into the project “Coastal Footings”. The residency at Fish Factory is a continuation of this project, and will enable me to compare and contrast my experience of the Lancashire coastline with that of Cornwall. 

I intend to create prints, collages, or zones during my time there and am offering these as rewards for people who would like to contribute to the residency.”

To find out more about Norma’s work or to support her, go to https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/coastal-footings-1


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