Norajean Ferris

nj@norajeanferris.com
Cumberland , ME

NORAJEAN FERRIS: A BIOGRAPHY Throughout my childhood, I always had the need to become an artist. As I grew older the need to create forms of artistic expression became an essential factor in my everyday life. In the fall of 2011, I enrolled as a student at Green Mountain College in Vermont. It was during the four summers of my college career, that I became an entrepreneur, selling my art on the streets of Portland Maine. My works consist of abstraction, portraiture, landscape, cityscape and social and political activism in pencil, ink, paint, and pastel. I graduated from Green Mountain College with a BFA in Fine Art in 2015. In November of 2016, I became a member of Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) a nonprofit organization that focuses on artistic expression from local Maine artists. I have exhibited and curated shows for this organization. In April of 2016, I was interviewed on Local Access at Community Television Network (CTN) where I showcased my piece “The Minorities” which forces on political and social commentary. At present my most recent solo exhibition, “Into the Nation,” is a series of large scale paintings and pastel drawings, which depict the many social issues that are present within American today. The show was held at the Portland Media Center, this past May, and gained much support from audiences. In September, I appeared in an article in the Portland Press Herald, which explores my drive to create “Into the Nation”, as well as my ambitions as an artist. You can visit the link to this article here at: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/09/08/experience-as-an-outsider-informs-painters-series-on-the-oppressed/ There is always more art coming soon!

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