Born in Kuching on Borneo Island, Norman found his passion for the Visual Arts in his schooling years. Hungry to learn, he taught himself and sought out the best teachers he could reach.

His journey as an artist began in the late 90s by participating in numerous artist organizations and events in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Australia, Poland, the USA, and Canada.

Norman moved to Canada in the middle of the 2000s and had been living there since.