LOT #27

One case of Au Bon Climat high end Pinot Noir, with a custom label designed by artist O.M. Norling

LOT #247

TITLE: Mischief Up High In The Canopy
Oil on Birchwood Panel Over Pressed Fabric, 24″ x 36″

no sports to watch on TV?
no problem.

First of all… I sincerely hope you and your loved ones are healthy and hanging in there.

In case you’re looking for something to do since there are no teams to follow, check out the High Museum’s Online Wine Auction, opens today through 4/18. I have two lots that can be bid on! Sign in, root for my auction lots and bid to support the High if you want to feel the thrill!

2020 High Museum Atlanta Online Wine Auction
OPENS ONLINE: April 13 — CLOSES: April 18

What’s my connection?

As O.M. Norling, I’ve donated a painting for the past 10+ years to the High’s biggest fundraiser.

Excited to team up this year with legendary winemaker, Jim Clendenen, founder of Au Bon Climat. He’s donating 25 cases of his 2018 California Pinot Noir. I worked with Jim and his team to design a custom label featuring my recent Gray Crowned Crane painting.


A slight case of extra time.

Trusting that there will be an end to all of this social-distancing and pandemic stuff, I’ve focused on staying busy and keeping an optimistic outlook. Before the crisis, I was planning a show entitled Lost In Translation for early 2021, now shooting for ‘sometime’ in 2021. It‘s all good, I’ve dreamed up 15 sketches I’m turning into paintings and the show will happen when it happens.

Finishing up two commissioned paintings, which opens up a little space in the studio for new commissions. Reach out if you’re interested or just looking for an indulgence beyond your nightly gourmet ice cream.Tell me everything you want your painting to be… in five words or less, Just remember, no people, no pets.

Beginning work on a new series called Lost in Translation. This collection of paintings will be shown in Atlanta at some point in 2021. Stay Tuned!



It’s hard to imagine building a home around a piece of art, but I did exactly that. I instantly fell in love with the piece and knew it had to be the focal point of my home. The piece has such drama and whimsy that seeing it everyday fills me with the same joy it did the first time I laid eyes on it.

—Kevin Gillespie
Atlanta Chef & Restaurateur

At his most recent show, I was beyond thrilled to come home with my favorite “Ornamentation, Secrets and Sanctuary”. A delightful doe balancing life’s challenges on the prettiest emerald green settee… It not only speaks to me visually, Wow! by the way… it puts a smile on my face every time I walk past and admire it. I notice a little something different… and am reminded that every moment is a gift!

—Dina Woodruff
Business Owner & Entrepreneur

I have two of O.M. Norling’s paintings at my winery (Au Bon Climat) so I can admire them daily…the imagery, richness of paint, and attention to detail is captivating. It is classic. I find myself constantly needing a closer look.

—Jim Clendenen
California winemaker and owner of Au Bon Climat

This is what happens when you leave the door open in the Highlands…

–Cleve Willcoxen
Creative Genius & Intellectual Colossus

We created a folding ‘zine booklet to mark the ‘Curious Art Spectacle’ opening in January. If you’d like one, please enter your info below and we’ll mail one out to you.

1 + 3 = ?

New Paintings from O.M. Norling.
On exhibit and available at Oglethorpe University, January 24 — March 6, 2020