ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Irene Duma is a multidisciplinary artist who since 2016 has turned her attention to painting full-
time in oils and pastels. Drawing inspiration from her training in clowning and improv comedy, her work is characterized by its playfulness, spontaneity, and rhythmic movement. Whether painting large canvases or her signature itty bitty #minidumas, her bold, painterly strokes exude energy and delight the eye with vibrant colour and charm.
Irene has a Fine Art History degree from the University of Toronto and studied illustration at Parsons School of Design. Drawn to the energy and raw natural beauty of Newfoundland, she moved from Toronto to St. John’s in 2008, where she currently works and teaches out of her 100-year-old home she dubs “the unstitution.” For more information about her art, teaching and workshops, please visit ireneduma.com.