Duma was born in Lisbon, in 1973. Lives and works in Oeiras, Portugal. She studied promoting in IADE (Visible Arts, Design & Marketig Institute) and in addition studied Portray and Drawing on the Nationwide Society of Advantageous Arts, in Lisbon.
“The female determine is one thing pure in my work, it’s like a bit of me represented in every canvas. I like to point out to the viewer just a bit piece of the complete scene. I like to go away area for the viewer’s creativeness. In every body there’s a limiteless universe of actions, ideas and feelings, every character exhibits us just a bit little bit of its character, it’s like a frozen body of a film or a digital camera shot of a second. I used to be all the time very interested in symbolize the human form, notably portraits. Nevertheless, the sort of portrait I need to convey, just isn’t of anybody particularly, I don’t need to present a selected id, I simply need to symbolize an general feeling of femininity. By taking away the eyes, I encompass the character in mistery, making it extra summary, forcing the viewer to create a narrative round it. That’s complemented with the framing I select and a easy and clear background. Every one permits the viewer to make use of his creativeness and offers a singular and particular person expertise of the portray.”