Mr. Silva received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University, majoring in computer animation. Norman has been in the computer graphics industry for over ten years. He has shared his knowledge of graphics, drawing, painting, and sculpting for over ten years as an art educator and through his Color with Leo kid’s website. His sculptures and paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Baltimore and South Florida. His short animated films have won awards and screened in international film festivals.