0400068"Moonlight Bay" by Kim Norlien|
LIMITED EDITION Giclee on Canvas-STRETCHED
Edition Size: 250
Signed & Numbered by the Artist
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James A. Meger taught art from 1973-1979. During this time he consulted Kim Norlien became a full time wildlife artist in 1995, but his training has spanned over twenty years. After high school, Norlien studied Commercial Art at Minneapolis Technical College where he quickly rose to the top of his class. Following his 1997 graduation, Kim Norlien spent the next eight years working as a commercial artist for Honeywell key lining technical manuals, cartooning, and hand drawing military scenes. However this experience did not offer much of an outlet for Norlien`s creativity. In 1986, Norlien resigned his position at Honeywell to become a freelance illustrator. His work for national companies, including Musicland, General Mills, Carlson Companies, Honeywell, 3M and others, won him awards and national recognition. Kim Norlien`s experience as an illustrator broadened and deepened his technique and contributed greatly to his unique style.
Norlien is known for his attention to detail. His acrylic paintings are the result of hundreds of photographs and extensive research. Using a combination of hand painting and airbrush, each painting is lovingly hand-crafted. He hopes that people see something new in each of his paintings each time they view it.
Kim Norlien takes inspiration for his paintings from his mid-western surroundings. He currently lives with his wife and four children in Blaine, Minnesota.
Norlien's work has garnered numerous awards and honors. In 1997, he was invited to be featured as the spotlight artist for the Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Art Show. He has received Best of Show awards, including one from the National Wildlife Art Show in Kansas City, and the 1996 People's Choice award at the Minnesota Wildlife Heritage Art Show.