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Vision or imagination is a representation of what eternally exists, really and unchangeably

                                                                                                                                          William Blake


Norman Shaw is an artist, writer, and musician whose work explores connections between places, myth, and consciousness by channelling the great ancestral mythos of his native Scottish Highlands. As a bard and lorekeeper he transports us to the places of transformation where ancient archetypes are embodied in the land. His work empowers us to re-myth the land and re-dream the lost golden age, to re-live it and never forget, to see through the veils of illusion to the real world. 


Grew up in the Scottish Highlands. Currently lives in Glenlyon in Highland Perthshire, Scotland.

PhD Fine Art, University of Dundee (1998-2003)
MFA Painting, Edinburgh College of Art (1994-1996).
MPhil Art History, Edinburgh College of Art (1993-1994)
MA (1st class hons) Fine Art, University of Edinburgh (1988-1993)

Over 25 years' experience teaching fine art, contemporary art practice, history and theory, and critical and contextual studies, from undergraduate to PhD level, at universities across Scotland.

Currently Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Fine Art course at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Exhibits and publishes nationally and internationally.


Also records and performs music. Click here to listen.

Listen to DJ sets here

Many of the artworks are for sale. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing an artwork, or if you have any comments or questions.


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