Susan Norris

associate member

As a painter for much of my career, and completely self-taught, I discovered my passion for sculpting about 25 years ago; however I had developed a following for my paintings, so it was a long, slow process to become a full time sculptor. It wasn’t until I was asked to create a 6’canary in bronze that I really decided to make sculpture my main medium for creative expression. I am also a self taught sculptor. My desire to create something of importance and meaning led me to designing three, 1.25 life size bronze sculptures. Ernest Thompson Seton, one of the chief founders of Boy Scouts of America, a 1915 era Scout, and Lobo, the wolf. This was an idea that I conceived and promoted to BSA, and after many months of planning and creating the 3 maquettes, they embraced the idea. The sculptures will be part of the new National Scouting Museum, which will be moved from Dallas, TX, to the 138 thousand acre Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM in 2018. I am very proud to be the artist for this project. The “other” creative side of me puts the emphasis on expression of “character” and humor, with the animals I create in bronze and ceramic clay. Along with several magazine and book illustrations, my artwork is in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States, South Africa, Australia, Germany, and the Netherlands.

associate member

Susan Norris

As a painter for much of my career, and completely self-taught, I discovered my passion for sculpting about 25 years ago; however I had developed a following for my paintings, so it was a long, slow process to become a full time sculptor. It wasn’t until I was asked to create a 6’canary in bronze that I really decided to make sculpture my main medium for creative expression. I am also a self taught sculptor. My desire to create something of importance and meaning led me to designing three, 1.25 life size bronze sculptures. Ernest Thompson Seton, one of the chief founders of Boy Scouts of America, a 1915 era Scout, and Lobo, the wolf. This was an idea that I conceived and promoted to BSA, and after many months of planning and creating the 3 maquettes, they embraced the idea. The sculptures will be part of the new National Scouting Museum, which will be moved from Dallas, TX, to the 138 thousand acre Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM in 2018. I am very proud to be the artist for this project. The “other” creative side of me puts the emphasis on expression of “character” and humor, with the animals I create in bronze and ceramic clay. Along with several magazine and book illustrations, my artwork is in numerous corporate and private collections in the United States, South Africa, Australia, Germany, and the Netherlands.