Norma Cuevas White

Norma Cuevas White

I was born in Artiaga, Michocan, Mexico. My first encounter with art was when I was a young girl in grade school; I won First prize for drawing the map of Mexico. I arrived in the U.S. with my mother when I was 13 years old. Fluent in Spanish and learning English, the arts were clear in any language, shape or form. To pass time in class I would draw pictures for my friends. I started painting with oils for the first time at age 15 in high school. My art teacher Mrs. Moracas sent me to summer classes at Otis Parsons School of Art and Design and Watts Towers Arts Center. She also arranged a space for my first solo mural.

I painted various works for friends, completed commissioned pieces and work for local businesses. Currently holding a management position in the textile fashion industry, I yearn for more time to create pieces and make known the growth of my work. As a medium, oils are preferred. With contemporary influences from Dan Mc Caw, Steve Huston, and master artists like Rembrandt, Michelangelo, and especially Vincent van Gogh, my goal is to create stirring work such as theirs. It is my contact with Dan Mc Caw in painting that I am inspired to pursue and increase my development in impressionism and manipulating oils. Another influence has been his book, ‘A Proven Strategy for Creating Great Art’, which has helped me contribute more to the style of my impressionist compositions.

Education & Affiliation:

San Pedro Artist Association
The Artists’ Studio Gallery of Palos Verdes Art Center at The Village Center
California Art Club

Otis Parsons School of Art and Design, Angels Gate Cultural Center, L.A. Harbor College, Watts Towers Arts Center, Angels Gate Cultural Center, and Steve Huston Workshops.


Mary Star of The Sea, San Pedro, CA
Y.M.C.A., San Pedro, CA
Department of Community and Senior Services San Pedro, CA