Duma Portrait

Duma Arantes Interview

  1. Favourite Colour? Black (not a colour.. I know! 😉
  2. When you were growing up what did you want to be? Fashion Designer
  3. Name the Place you’d most like to live in? Paris
  4. Seaside or Countryside  Seaside
  5. You’re hosting a dinner party what’s your signature dish?  Sea food
  6. Dogs or Cats?  Dogs
  7. What was your nickname at school?  I didn’t have one
  8. Most influential person in your life? Many pe​ople… not only one
  9. If you could go back in time to which period would you go to?  To the 60’s or to the Victorian Era
  10. Name an Instagram account you follow.  @runwaygallery
  11. Favourite Museum or Gallery  The Albertina Museum – Vienna – Austria
  12. If money was no object, what luxury item would you buy yourself?  An Alexander McQueen Dress
  13. First single/album you bought.  I always used to record tapes from my friends’ records 😀 but the first one I bought was from Depeche Mode – Violator
  14. Person you’d love to meet?  Elon Musk
  15. Describe your ultimate romantic date.  In any place in Paris.
  16. You are happiest when…….  When I am painting, travelling or in an almost desert beach
  17. What makes you sad?  The way we are manipulated by the world’s leaders
  18. If you could change one thing about the world.  Wow.. only one? No Lobbies
  19. Whats the first thing on your bucket list?  Visit Japan
  20. Favorite Restaurant? A good sea food restaurante. In Algarve (Portugal) there are lots of good ones! 
  21. Book shop or Record Shop?  Book shop
  22. Name your favourite book? So many!! I like to read History, politics and phychology books but the first one that impressed me a lot was The Perfume by Patrick Suskind.
  23. Pet Hate  Violence to animals.
  24. Prize Possession  My little Art collection of small drawings and paintings from some artists I love
  25. How many tattoos/piercings do you have? 2 piercings
  26. Gym or Jim Bean?  None of them 😀
  27. What colour are your eyes?  Brown
  28. Junk Food which is your dirty secret?  Hamburgers at any shop
  29. What’s your poison?  Sweets
  30. Describe your morning routine.  Take a shower, breakfast and going to the Studio to give painting and drawing classes from 10am to 1pm.
  31. Where do you call home? Lisbon
  32. What makes you laugh? Silly things, dogs and my husband
  33. What perfume/aftershave do you use? Good Girl by Carolina Herrera
  34. Whats you favourite season and why?  Summer. I love hot weather and going to the beach.. though I’m pale as a ghost!!
  35. Describe the wildest night out you’ve ever had. My nights out are not so wild! 😀  I usually go out to see a rock concert or to be with friends in a club or at someone’s home.
  36. What opportunity have you turned down?  None. I finished my studies in Advertising and, after 2 years working in a computer company I decided that my life was painting and I left everything to pursue my dream.
  37. Have you ever been arrested?  No
  38. Favorite Quote?  I don’t really have a specific quote, but I like to follow what I feel at the moment.. if it was wrong, well.. it’s something to learn about.
  39. First Gig?  The first big band I saw was Metallica in Lisbon, 1993
  40. Biggest Regret?  Never have lived in another country. I would love to have that experience.. but I’m still on time.
  41. Describe something that you are proud of  Living my dream, doing what I most like in life that is painting and living on it.
  42. Describe yourself in 3 words.  Shy, sensitive and ice cream lover
  43. Favourite film. The fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain
  44. How many pairs of shoes do you own?  … hmmm.. too many, specially boots.. maybe 40
  45. Describe a favourite walk  Walk in a city where I’ve never been or walk by the sea
  46. Tell us whats in your bag/pockets  Wallet with some money and cards, keys, lipsticks and my phone
  47. Who was the last person you called?  My husband
  48. Whats the tune/band that you are listening to the most?  Warpaint and Cigarettes after sex
  49. Whats your cure for a hangover?  I usually don’t drink much alcohol so, no hangover.