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Noriko DeWitt is a self-taught award-winning colored pencil artist specializing in portraits, animals and landscapes. Her inspiration springs from a simple desire to create a moment of joy through art. Committed to creating art that evokes a smile and celebrates life, Noriko’s positive approach is evident in her art and she never works on a project while feeling down or frustrated so her work truly reflects the love she feels when creating a piece.
Her artwork has been recognized for its attention to detail, realism and creative composition style. She has been actively sharing her knowledge and techniques through online tutorials and her art classes at Noriko Dewitt Art Studio and the McKinney Art House, encouraging and inspiring fellow artists from around the world. Noriko’s work and tutorials are featured in leading Colored Pencil publications.
Born in Japan, she spent her youth living overseas and traveling throughout Europe and North America. This exposure to different cultures from early in her childhood began a lifelong passion for art and music. She currently resides in Texas with her husband and two children.
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Hello Everyone, Please join us for our 9th Annual McKinney Art Studio Tour this weekend! Tour 25+ art studios in McKinney featuring 50+ artists. I will be at my studio in Downtown McKinney. Click on the button below to visit McKinney Art Studio website. Visit McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST) Website Tour Dates: 11/11 (Saturday) Read more about 9th Annual McKinney Art Studio Tour[…]
Hello Everyone! After months of searching, I am very happy to announce that I am opening Noriko DeWitt Art Studio in downtown McKinney in February 2017!! Having my own studio has been a dream for years and I am ecstatic to finally realize it! My sincere thanks to everyone for supporting my art business since Read more about Noriko DeWitt Art Studio Opening in Feb 2017![…]
Hi Everyone! Here is my latest piece, Trumpet Choir. This photo was taken at Dallas Arboretum this spring just after the rain. I was very lucky to catch a walk in the garden right after the morning rain so decided to make this an opportunity to take photos of the garden. I was looking through Read more about Trumpet Choir – Mastering the art of creating white highlights on a black substrate[…]
Hello Everyone, I am incredibly honored to find out that Ripple Effect has been selected as the finalist piece for the Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition in the landscape category. This was an extremely fierce competition with over 5900 entries this year. I am still stunned and in disbelief! I did not quite make it to Read more about The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition[…]
Hello Everyone, Being a colored pencil teacher at the Art House of McKinney, I have a privilege of teaching children as young as 5 through adults. I often get questions from the parents about teaching and developing drawing skills for their young ones so I thought I would share some tips on my blog. Do Read more about Developing Drawing Skills for the Young Ones[…]
Hi Everyone! I am very honored and excited to find out that I was selected to be part of three art exhibitions in and out of Texas this summer! Congratulations to all the finalists selected into these amazing art exhibitions. If anyone is in the area, please stop by and enjoy the show. 🙂 Artspace Read more about Summer 2016 Exhibitions[…]
Hello Everyone! Yesterday I was at the 31st Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition. This is a 5-state wide regional show where only 80 artwork were selected out of 499 entries. I was delighted to see 5 colored pencil pieces selected into the show, two of which are amazing portraits done by Jesse Lane and Read more about 31st Annual Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition[…]
Hi Everyone! Just a couple of days ago, I finally finished my current piece, Ripple Effect. This has been a long and arduous journey, spending almost 3 months (12 weeks) from start to finish. I am relieved to be done just before the deadline for the CPSA (Colored Pencil Society of America) competition. This is Read more about Ripple Effect – Revisiting Square Method[…]
Hi Everyone, I am very excited to announce that 2016 Summer Session schedule is available and now open for registration! All classes will be held at McKinney Art House in downtown McKinney, TX. Spaces are limited, so register early to ensure your spot. 🙂 Here is a quick preview of the classes, workshop and summer Read more about Summer Session 2016[…]
Hi Everyone, Ann Kullberg’s DRAW Portraits in Colored Pencil is finally here! The schedule ship date is February 22, 2016. This book is packed with wealth of how-to’s from 29 colored pencil portrait artists around the world who have been hand-picked by Ann Kullberg! I am very honored to be included as one of them. Read more about DRAW Portraits in Colored Pencil[…]