Born in Price, Utah, Jim C. Norton has remained in the western United States, living in many locations. He enjoys Western locales with their open ranges, vast mountains, clean air, and variety of activities.
Norton obtained a working knowledge of ranch life by helping friends with their chores, gaining an early and lasting respect for the life of the rancher. He also learned about seasonal changes and the intertwining of nature and man. He enjoys the outdoors, spending every available minute with his own horses. Paints and camera are always close by when he visits Western mountain ranges.
Norton majored in art at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he studied under William Whitaker, a longtime Prix de West artist. He chose to further his education through private study with many of the artists for whom he has developed great respect and admiration. Norton’s education is continued at every opportunity. During the 2002 Winter Olympics, he was chosen as one of the Most Honored Artists of Utah.