Gretchen Norwalk

GretchenNorwalkMy Dream Life as an Artist

I had earned a degree in art, a certificate to teach in Colorado and I had a young son. Knowing that teaching was a commitment that would take me away from my son, I made a decision for which I will always be thankful.  I opted to paint so my son could be at my side and I could provide for us with my art.  Fortunately for my early art career, I met and was mentored by a successful artist, who showed me how to display my art at weekend festival art shows in resort cities throughout Colorado.

My early career participating in art shows gave my son and me precious time together. By the time my son reached school age, I had received offers to show my work in galleries, which has exposed my art to international audiences and collectors.