Norm was born and raised in San Diego CA a long time ago. Throughout his life he dabbled in the arts, painting moustaches on posters, scribbling Griffinesque waves on the corners of his homework, even occasionally selling something to an unsuspecting
Norm studied Architecture in college and for several years he designed many custom homes in the San Diego area. From 1989 to 2005 he took his family to the High Sierras, where Norm served as Artist/Architect for Hume Lake Christian Camps. While in The Sierras he took up sailing and painting to console his longing for water and surf. Many paintings where a result of that longing. “I've been told that paintings from a tortured soul sell better.” In the summer of 2005 Norm came back to San Diego and after a series of small strokes, he quit his day job and is now a Full Time Artist.
Norm has illustrated for Surfer Magazine and several Children's Books: His surf themed art hung in the Trade Show Booth of the Big Wave pioneer Greg Noll and in the Noll Surf Shop in San Clemente.
Norm is represented in galleries in San Diego; Laguna Beach; Hale’iwa and Kapa’a Hawai’i; and in Rincon Puerto Rico.... as well as the trunk of his car.