Sauma the Artist has been influenced by some of the great Cuban Masters. His greatest influence was Cundo Bermudez, a Cuban master who Sauma was able to share his time with. Sauma saw Cundo Bermudez like a mentor and he was a wonderful man with a tremendous amount of energy. He learned from Cundo and his passion for art continued to grow. He also was influenced by Jose Maria Mijares, Amelia Pelaez, Portocarrero, and many others. These Master artists have helped Sauma excel and create his unique style.