Trained at Parsons School of Design, her specialty is antique clothing and it shows in her paper doll art. Her Wardrobe series, published by Hobby House Press, includes paper doll sets from the Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco periods. Her titles for Texas Tech University Press include Collection by Design I and II representing dozens of exquisitely rendered costumes from Kent State Museum collection. Other titles include The Fowler Family Gets Dressed, The Fowler Family Celebrates Statehood and a Wedding, and Heroine of the Limberlost about naturalist and author, Gene Stratton-Porter.
A favorite artist at the annual paper doll conventions, Norma Lu Meehan's souvenir paper dolls are always a hit. These days, Norma Lu is pleased to be working on new paper doll projects for Paper Studio Press including this lovely Greta Garbo Paper Doll as Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl and Margaret O'Brien.
With a big family of children and grandchildren, Norma Lu divides her time between her home in Indiana and her lake house in Michigan. She is currently working on a paper doll book of Margaret O'Brien for Paper Studio Press.