Jay Norris lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.  She loves Colorado and spends much of her time appreciating its beauty while hiking, photographing, and painting.


Jay began studying the art of acrylic painting in 2004.  She attended courses at the Valerie Snyder Art Studio in Colorado, and has studied under the instruction of Michael Carroll, professional artist from Littleton.  She teaches art courses seasonally and is an award winning artist.


Jay is fond of plein air painting because it allows her to soak up the atmosphere of a location and be inspired. She enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, Mike, and spending time with her family in Colorado.  Mike will often carry her supplies to the top of a mountain trail so Jay can spend the day doing what she loves--acrylic painting.