Born in Birmingham, England, in 1978, Paul Normansell grew up in a working class family and spent the majority of his young life drawing and sketching, most of all in class to his teacher's chagrin. One teacher, Mrs. Kimble realised his latent talents and took him under her wing, mentoring him in a variety of art techniques whilst he pushed his drawing skills further. Moving on through life, he came of age and took a Degree at the Birmingham Institute of Fine Art, graduating with a 1st Class Honours.
Upon graduation his post-graduate collection of produced artwork was sold within very little time for £120, which for an unknown artist is considered to be extremely high. Upon sales of Normansell's collection, a gallery owner spotted his obvious talents and signed him up instantly. Additionally he was assigned many prestigious fashion briefs by a variety of designers and companies, with the results of his endeavours including portraits of supermodels Agyness Deyn and
Following this in 2008, Brandon Flowers, front man of the US rock band 'The Killers' approached Normansell commissioning him for artwork for the band's third album 'Day & Age', this album has since gone multi-platinum after selling over three million copies. The Rolling Stone Magazine voted the artwork as the best album cover of the year. After selling out multiple times and exhibiting all around the world in the UK, USA, Australia and Japan, Paul Normansell has become widely recognised as one of the leading contemporary artists.