American (Arkansas / Tennessee), Contemporary




"Floodway View, Oil Sketch 2011"
Oil on Luan Panel

Housed in a Carved 22K Giltwood Frame


Norwood Creech is the third in a family of female painters, all well schooled in the classical traditions in both painting and drawing.  Yet Norwood's style has emerged distinctively her own, combining the best of classical aspects
with best of the contemporary spirit, energy and brevity. 
She has already attained a strong auction record and had noteworthy honors and exhibitions. 
 These honors include a
Master Program with Wayne Thiebaud, at Santa Fe Institute;
an exhibition for the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Learning;
and a residency at Dorland Mountain Artist Colony, Temecula, California. 
She has had numerous exhibitions, including the University of Memphis Museum, Southern Tenants Farmer's Museum (one woman),
and The Butler Center for Arkansas Arts. 
She is represented in some leading collections throughout the United States. 


In January 2012, Norwood had the privilege of curating for The Arkansas Center for the Arts, Little Rock,
an exhibition from the Center's collection entitled, "Horizons Interrupted". 

She selected  works in which the
horizon line is a critical element of the composition,
as she  finds that this element, whether high or low, 
provides an important grounding spatial reference for works of all genre


One has only to live in or drive through the flat flood plains of Eastern Arkansas to fully appreciate the importance of her vision.
The current Arkansas landscape, with its seemingly endless horizon,
was created by the floods following the New Madrid Earthquakes in 1811-12,
again disastrously flooded in the Spring of 2011 - shortly before this painting was executed. 
That horizon is the foundation of the land's culture and even its industry -
interrupted only by periodic tree-lines (as above), buildings and water and agricultural towers.


Image Size : 11" x 14"/ Framed Size : 17-3/4” x 20-1/8”





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Dorland Mountain Artist Colony, Residency, Temecula CA, 1999

Professional Development Grant Recipient, Arizona Commission for the Arts, Bisbee, AZ



Selected Exhibitions:


DeltaMade Market Place at the Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock Arkansas, 2008

Askew Nixon Ferguson, 2007

“Delta Perspectives”, presented by the Lincoln Center & Arkansas Arts Council, 2006

"Artists of Arkansas," Offices of Senator Blanche Lincoln, Little Rock, AR & Washington, DC 2003-2005

"How the West Won: Contemporary Visions of the American West," CMC Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2001

"Max '98," University of Memphis Museum, Memphis, TN 1998

"Self Images: 8 to 80," Women’s Foundation of Memphis & Memphis Festival for the Arts, Memphis, TN 1998

J. Gallagher Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1998

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN 1997

"Arts Day," Memphis, Arts Council, Memphis, TN 1994

"Young Louisvillians III," Liberty Bank Gallery, Louisville, KY, 1993

Hall-Barnett Gallery, New Orleans, LA 1993

Seventeen Fifty-One, Laguna Beach, CA 1998

Bear Street Cafe, Crystal Court, Costa Mesa, CA 1992

La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA 1992

Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival, Laguna Beach, CA 1991

Laguna Art Museum Art Auction, Laguna Beach CA 1990-2002

Hilton Head Art League, Hilton Head, SC 1985-1988


Selected Collections:


IFRAH Financial Services, Little Rock, AR

Little River Bank, Lepanto, AR

Senator Blanche Lincoln, Washington, DC

Harrah's Louisiana Downs, Shreveport, LA

Gene Hackman, Santa Fe, NM

Roy Thinnes, New York, NY

Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Memphis, TN

Archer Custom Builders, Memphis, TN



Teaching history - various including:

Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Learning, Teaching Artist

Bowers Museum, Outreach/Educator, Santa Ana, CA

Laguna Art Museum, Assistant to Director of Education, Laguna Beach, CA

Hilton Head Art League, Artist in Residence


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Norwood Creech, American Contemporary (Arkansas), Floodway View 2011