Hi, I'm Jay Norris. I'm an acrylic artist from Castle Rock, Colorado. I paint to celebrate beautiful Colorado! I grew up in the Intermountain West where I became an avid lover of the mountains, hiking, skiing and photography.  

My husband, Mike,  and I raised four sons.  Our family has enjoyed amazing mountain adventures together many of which have contributed to the inspiration for my pieces. I also am inspired by the people, beauty, and lifestyle of Colorado in my work.


I began attending acrylic courses in 2004 at the Valerie Snyder Art Studio in Colorado.  I was privileged to study under artist Michael Carroll who is known worldwide for his Space Art. 

Painting has become a passion of mine and an excellent way to unwind and enjoy life!  I have been honored to participate in local, national, and international exhibits as well as several juried art festivals in Colorado.

One of my greatest joys is when someone falls in love with one of my pieces because it seems to tell a personal story about them.  Shortly after I began displaying my work, I realized that the inspiration for some of my paintings was all along meant for an individual or family I had never met to bring joy to them and not simply something I came up with by myself.

I love Colorado and enjoy spending time exploring the state with my growing family.