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“Worth the Drive!”

Norman Lowell Studio & Gallery
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Homer
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I were visiting friends in Homer and they told us about the Norman Lowell Gallery. It's easy to miss since it's not really advertised but we searched it out as we made the drive from Homer back to Anchorage. I am so glad we did! What a fantastic experience! This wonderfully talented man is so prolific with his art and so kind and willing to share his beauty and joy with everyone that stops to visit. We consider ourselves so blessed to have been there on a day when the great man himself was running around the gallery in his wheelchair. Other than he and his daughter, we were the only people there so he took a great deal of time telling us the stories behind the paintings. He has captured the heart of Alaska and transported it into this building off Sterling Highway. I would urge anyone to go and see the beauty of his work. Absolutely amazing.

3  Thank DixiePhoenix
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Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is easy to drive down the highway without stopping for this attraction. It is not advertised. I learned about the gallery from other travelers. Norman and his wife homesteaded in Alaska from Iowa in 1958. They built their home and raised 5 children at this location. When Norman wasn't providing for his family he would travel the area making sketches of the landscape for his future paintings. Several large rooms display his beautiful work and artistic work of other Alaskans. Norman greeted us as we entered and answered our questions about his work and homesteading in Alaska. We spent two very enjoyable hours in the gallery which is free.

1  Thank Larry W
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I own a lodge on the Kasilof River here in Alaska. We always tell our guests who are venturing down to Homer that they MUST stop at mile 161 and see the Norman Lowell gallery. The talent this wonderful man has will literally take your breath away. For those visitors who have never seen the beauty of Alaska in the winter months, or witness the majestic northern lights, Mr. Lowell's paintings capture the true essence of that experience (and they don't have to endure below zero temperatures to witness it). He is always there to talk to visitors and share stories. Make sure you take the walk back through the incredible gardens and see the homestead cabin. Just thinking of surviving the Alaskan winters with children in that little cabin will make give you great respect for this man and then to see the wonders of Alaska through his eyes....well, there are just no words to justify that experience. This is a must see on your way to Homer. Admission is free but the experience is priceless.

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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Another don't miss. Incredible talent. It is hard to believe this studio is in Anchor Point, AK but then again it is another reason why it is so amazing. Norman was in the studio and was very helpful. Loved the whole setting.

Thank Diana L
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wow! This incredibly beautiful space is part museum, part art gallery, and part celebration of nature's glory and one man's peerless ability to capture and enhance it. Mr. Lowell's style is part naturalistic and part impressionistic, and the colors and scale of some of these paintings will take your breath away. I'm not really a fan of paintings done with acrylics, but his ability to catch a three-dimensional aspect of a waterfall or frost on a window is beyond belief. Plan on at least an hour, more if Mr. Lowell is present to talk to you.

Thank emmy r
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