Born in Dublin, Norman Teeling is a graduate of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. He received a Degree in Art and his teaching credential and taught Art in many colleges in Dublin for over 12 years.
In the early 1980’s he took up painting full-time. He was initially fascinated with water colours, particularly in relation to sky and sea, but he eventually adopted oils as his favourite medium and the main thrust of his work has now evolved in a semi-impressionist style. While Norman’s paintings include many local scenes of Dublin City Centre and the coastal region of North Dublin, his outlook and insight have been sharpened by his travel abroad, particularly in Europe and the USA.
“His human subject, usually a solitary female, graceful and elegant, seems also fragile and vulnerable. Often sensually depicted in sunlit rooms, they have about them an air of expectation and yearning and they seem devoid of any smugness. There is a vibrancy of colour and a confident energy in the brushwork.”