Abstract paintings by Boulder artist Madeline Norton that address her inner child

Grapeseed Sundress © Madeline Norton

"Who is your inner child? The older I got the more I would ask myself this," says Madeline Norton, an abstract artist based in Boulder, Colorado. "Life was moving so fast and transformed itself into one balled up memory and I found it harder to slow down and interact with each moment. How could I take each moment in? I mean, really take it in? Each moment would produce a feeling that sometimes only lingered for a second.

"How can I keep them? How can I recreate them? How can I place them in a pocket and pull them out when I want to play with them? Through the frustration of trying to figure this out, something was going on behind the scenes. My subconscious would scrape off a piece of each of these moments and would pour it into a stream. Throughout my whole life, during all of these moments, my creative subconscious stream was filling up. Through painting, I was able to adventure out and find this stream. This is where I met my inner child."

Working mainly with acrylics and sometimes watercolour on canvas, Madeline uses music and movement as she creates. Each painting is then stamped with the artist or music she painted to. You can learn more about her process, over at Rembrandtyard.com.

Maggie May and the Moon Hooch © Madeline Norton

Maggie May and the Moon Hooch © Madeline Norton

Mama Cass © Madeline Norton

Mama Cass © Madeline Norton

Mary Call © Madeline Norton

Mary Call © Madeline Norton

Percy by Shelling © Madeline Norton

Percy by Shelling © Madeline Norton

The Bodhi Book © Madeline Norton

The Bodhi Book © Madeline Norton

The Mark of a Mad Woman © Madeline Norton

The Mark of a Mad Woman © Madeline Norton

The Merchant © Madeline Norton

The Merchant © Madeline Norton

The Ranting Green © Madeline Norton

The Ranting Green © Madeline Norton

The Yabird © Madeline Norton

The Yabird © Madeline Norton