Norma Lee Pfaff
About Norma Lee
Norma’s fondest memories are from the years her family owned a small farm in Conrad,
Montana, where she was born. Norma loved farm life but when she was eleven the family
moved to Great Falls. Today, she lives with her husband in Kamiah, Idaho, but a Montana girl at
heart, she is looking forward to a move back to Montana soon.
Norma has always been involved in the arts in some form. She received her first blue ribbon for
a finger painting when she was in the first grade. At the age of 16, her parents enrolled her in
Art Instruction School.
Although she dreamed of a career in art from an early age, Norma was sidetracked for several years. After selling her tax practice in 2006, she picked up her brushes once again in pursuit of a career in art.
Norma is a self-taught artist, and even though art came naturally to her, hard work and the
drive for perfection keeps her motivated to improve her skills. As the result of workshops,
research and experimentation, she has become an award-winning artist and is quickly gaining
recognition for her work.
“I always loved to draw portraits and still like portraiture, but I love to paint wildlife and
western art. I prefer to paint in oil, and use professional grades because I can achieve the
depth and richness I’m looking for. “
Norma’s focus on detail is apparent. Her style of realism, incorporated with a touch of
impressionism, expresses movement and mood in her paintings.
“My goal as an artist is to create a painting that communicates the story to the viewer with
each brush stroke, through color, texture, and design, and to connect the spirit of my subject to
the spirit of the viewer.”
You can see more of Norma’s work at http://www.normaleepfaff.com and at Going To The Sun
Gallery in Whitefish, Montana.