Normie is born in Paramaribo and moved to the Netherlands with her parents when she was 13. After high school, she studied engineering and administrative services. After working at a health insurance company for 20 years, she came to Suriname in 2009. At a street fair, she bought a statue made with textile hardener and she was impressed by its design and use of material. This inspired her to create art herself. Kim Sontosoemarto taught her the basic techniques and back in the Netherlands, Normie went on to develop her own style: female figures in traditional costumes.
For Normie, the female figure is the symbol for security, beauty, love and care. She kept working on the female form and also worked in clay. In 2017, she started making ceramics at Soeki Irodikromo’s National Academy for Art and Culture.