Born in Minneapolis, Polly Sandvik (Norman) grew up in a family of artists, musicians and writers and studied art, dance and piano.
Her college years were spent training for another field, medicine. Norman attended Abbott-Northwestern School of Nursing then specialized in Newborn Intensive Care. She got married and eventually had two sons. When her sons were in grade school, she slowly returned to her passion for art by starting a photography business.
The business thrived and she eventually began to venture into fine art photography and painting.
After discovering a unique filter in Pennsylvania glass block, she began photographing objects through them in black and white and coloring the resulting image. Her peers call them Pollygraphs.
Norman has exhibited and won awards locally, nationally and internationally. She is currently represented by galleries in Minneapolis and Chicago. See CV for details.