15 Feb 2012

Lily Loves: Bett Norris portraits . . .

Above: David Bowie (buy here| Grace Jones (buy here)
Above: Silvia Plath (buy here) | Virginia Woolf (buy here)

These striking portraits are the work of Bristol-based illustrator Bett Norris. As well as these depictions of heavyweight writers and musicians, Bett also creates brilliant portraits of other such cultural icons as Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo and Edith Piaf, all in her distinctive illustrative style. Bett is great at portraying a real sense of someone's character, both through her portraiture and through her 'Treasures' pieces. Here, imagined artefacts and personal treasures from the subjects of her portraits are gathered together and presented in pieces you could really spend a very long time gazing at! I can't think of anything better than to have one of these Treaures prints hanging on my wall next to one of the Portraits. Hurry up pay-day!

Above: Treaure - Silvia Plath (buy here)
Above: Treasure - Frida Kahlo (buy here)
More Bett Norris:

All images are from Bett Norris' etsy shop - I really encourage you to take a look at it :)



  1. I love the first few paintings

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  2. Thanks so much to visit my blog and to be my new follower, I follow u too!
    have a wonderful day!

  3. Hi Camilla, they are lovely aren't they. So unusual! x

    Thanks Lisa! x

  4. Thank you for such a lovely write up! I don't really do this sort of work that much any more - perhaps I should!


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