Jay Wilson paints under the pen-name O.M. Norling, a moniker borrowed from his great-great grandfather.
Jay was born in 1971. He’s the youngest of three brothers and son to a career army father and mother who put up with it all. Growing up, Jay found himself frequently adjusting to new surroundings. Six formative years of living and attending school in Germany and South Korea exposed Jay to European and Asian cultures. This mixture of influences and experiences is apparent in his works.
Jay releases a new series of 10 to 20 pen-named O.M. Norling paintings about every twelve months. He gets the word out about where and when they’ll be displayed via his loyal mailing list SIGN-UP. As a self-taught, independent artist, his works are enjoyed and coveted by collectors around the country.
He also looks for interesting opportunities and spaces to show his work. Recent venues include The Solarium in Decatur, GA, The Bascom in Highlands, NC and most recently, Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA as part of the ‘Once Upon a Story’ exhibit.
Commission requests are always welcome.
Jay lives in Decatur, Georgia with his wife Amy and their three boys in a small house that used to be under a big tree.