Jen Norton is an award-winning painter whose work has appeared on the cover of books including Word by Word and The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. She also illustrated several books for Gracewatch Media/Our Sunday Visitor. She was an art director at CKS Partners from 1989–1998, did freelance design, and was an exhibiting artist and illustrator until about 2012 when she began focusing exclusively on Catholic art.
Norton earned a bachelor’s degree in fine art with a minor in business from Santa Clara University. She is the president of Allied Artist West and previously served as a board member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society and the Silicon Valley Open Studios. Norton is represented by The Sacred Art Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is an annual exhibitor at the Los Angeles Religious Education Conference and other shows. She lives in San Jose, California, with her family.