Nora Thompson - "Head Shrinker"
Artist: Nora Thompson
Title: Head Shrinker
Medium: Colored pencil on toned paper
Dimensions: 7.5" x 9.5"
Bio: I have been getting in trouble for my art since I learned how to sign my name and discovered floors, walls and furniture made pretty neat canvasses. By the time I hit second grade, I became a tattoo artist for my classmates (also pretty neat canvasses) in spite of inadequate, under-the-table pay and their being forced to bathe. I started playing drums when I was nine, graduated with a BFA at the top of my class when I was 40, and in between raised twins. Somewhere in the middle of growing up a little, I became an illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist and writer. I worked as an illustrator and graphic artist in the editorial art department of a daily newspaper for six years, and have been an exhibiting artist since 1990 and illustrating professionally since 1992.