Norma Drish Exhibition: From St. Croix to South Louisville

Date(s) - 09/04/2021 - 10/23/2021
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Little Loomhouse is pleased to present in the Lou Tate Gallery

Norma Drish

A St. Croix Native and now long-time South Louisville resident, Artist, Norma Drish, will be exhibiting her work from her Residency at the Little Loomhouse this summer along side other works, including some of her favorite pieces. 

Exhibition runs September 4 – October 23, Gallery hrs Tues-Fri 10 – 3 & Sat 11 – 4

Opening Reception, Free and Open to the Public, Saturday, Sept 4 from 2pm-4pm

Artist Statement

As a new artist I find myself continually learning and evolving.  Although I have worked on other mediums including pastels, graphite, ink and watercolors, oil painting has become my dominant media.  I am fascinated with the everyday life of the islanders, most specifically those whom I am closely related to and who have lived in St. Croix all their lives.   I am also inspired by the peaceful balance and coexistence our islanders achieve with nature as they take only what they need, and creatures take advantage of our presence as depicted in “King Terns on South Shore”.   By using texture and light I seek to capture the everyday aspect of life of the people I come across and their relationship with nature and draw the viewer into this experience. 

About the Artist

Norma Carrion-Drish is a native of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.  She developed a love for art early on while observing her father who was an artist and sign maker.   After spending 6 years in the US Army and 25 years as an Auto Worker, she rediscovered her love for art in 2012.   Drish spent 6 months developing oil painting skills at Schrodt Art Studio and attended several courses including drawing and perspective with Preston Art Center, both in Louisville, Kentucky where she resides. 

To learn more about Drish Art go to her Facebook page or you can find her work on Instagram @ncdrish