© All images on the website are Copyright 2021 Norman A. Schmidt

My art career began 53 years ago in the United States Air Force as an illustrator. After completing my 6-year commitment of preparing top secret illustrations and briefings, I turned my focus towards commercial advertising, graphic design, and photography for a variety of Fortune 500 clients — British Aerospace, Hughes Aviation, Panasonic, Sysco, Metrologic just to mention a few.

I have always loved art and returned to the "WHY" I was drawn into the art field. “Expressing a feeling, an emotion, a snapshot in time.” I've currently gained a renewed inspiration from Nelson Shanks, Studio Incamminat’s Atelier education in the traditions of realism principles in my current drawings and paintings.

Today, I am now painting full time at my Sand Penny Farm Studio with my beautiful artist wife of 52 years Nancy.

I invite you to browse and view my gallery often, as new works are uploaded almost daily.

“So much to paint and so little time.”

Norman Schmidt
Sand Penny Farm
1533 Williamstown Erial Road
Erial, NJ 08081
P. (856) 309-3922
(856) 725-7284


2019 - 2016 — Jurored In Brandywine Plein Air

2018 — Medford Plein Air, People's Choice Award, 2nd Place

2017 — Markheim Art Center, Best of Show

2017 — New Jersey Senior Art Show, Pro Division, Honorable Mention

2017 — Camden County Senior Art Show, 1st Place