“The painter that shocked the crowd! Venice Faces: Norton Wisdom”


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Many of you left our Surfrider Party a few weeks back at Aviator Nation amazed by The Chasing Kings & The Makepeace Brothers . “What a feeling” right? Amongst all of the great vibes, love, and talented musicians that were there a local painter stood out by the name of Norton Wisdom whom generated an inbox full of emails asking “who was that painter dude?”… Norton seemed to effortlessly throw together masterpiece after masterpiece. All free-flowing into another, leaving myself among others shocked. Combine this with the atherial sounds of The Chasing KIngs and the whole experience was simply magical…

Since 1979 performance painter NORTON WISDOM has worked with musical ensembles spontaneously painting images that capture the essence of the moment. This unique and original artist performs live with bands/musicians onstage, creating art as he is inspired by the music he hears. His live performance collaborations include: Organist Christoph bull: Monterey Jazz Fest 2005, Lincoln Center United Nations, Winter Olympics 2002, Salt Lake, Opening of the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, Premier of the Cirque Du Soleil, Las Vegas, Grand Performances LA, UCLA Live Royce Hall, Willie Waldman, Big Black, Charles Owens, Ernie Andrews, Venny Golia, Bobby Matos, World Music— Badal Roy India, kuan ke Orchestra Tibet, Nation Bamboo Orchestra of Bali , Aneliqu Kidgo and Zola South Africa Rock etc, etc

Norton, welcome to the WELO fam! We’re inspired by your creativity, talent, and most definitely your wisdom.

Visit his official website at http://www.nortonwisdom.com
Fan Him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Norton-Wisdom/82547249270

In case you missed it, Parker Detchon threw together a nice little recap of the night:

More photos from the Jan 28th Surfrider Event & Norton Wisdom

Photos courtesy of Jefferson Isleib.

About the author

Justin LaBaw-Rivers, chief ninja at WELO, loves to write about any random happenings in the music, art, & design scene. An artist himself & a lover of life, it's not uncommon to find this kid singing karoake or dancing with friends at local watering holes until the doors shut.

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  1. Julia says:

    Incredible paintings and abstract work

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