abstract paintings Norma Alonzo

Norma Alonzo is an extraordinarily accomplished artist. She has been painting for over 25 years.

Initially, Alonzo was torn between professions - art or architecture.
She chose art, graduating from San Jose State University in San Jose California with a degree in Interior Design. After heading her own
design firm, her focus turned to the creation of fine art.


Under the mentorship of Richard Lees ( artist, and art historian of Pasadena, California), Alonzo was encouraged toward honesty in her painting - without judgement and without expectation. Lees stressed the importance of continuity of line and movement. Shapes must have meaning, color must move around the canvas, but more importantly, Lees taught Alonzo that it was up to her to work from her gut, or the subconscious, and to respect what unfolds.

“Painting for me is an exploration
  and expression of the feeling, and
  perhaps the understanding to our
  state of being.”