Norma-Ann Coleman was involved in the formation of the Words on Canvas group in 2008 but her ekphrastic links with the National Galleries of Scotland began two years earlier when a reflective piece inspired by a Van Gogh painting won a prize at the NGS’s inaugural Creative Writing Competition. This gave her the motivation to write more and other competition successes followed. With a penchant for the quirky, she particularly enjoys writing darkly-surreal or humorous pieces — of poetry, prose and memoir. Her poem ‘The Hamecomin’ celebrated the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. It was subsequently published on the Scots Language Centre’s website.
Photo: Robert Coleman