In my artistic practice, I explore the depths of human connection to the natural world. I aim to evoke a sense of wonder and reverence for the fragile ecosystems that shape our planet.

Through my paintings, I seek to convey the urgent need for ecological preservation and raise awareness about the interconnectedness of all living beings.

The various representations of birds and sea creatures, as well as minimalist architecture and transport vehicles, depict freedom, migration, and the inherent connection between land, sea and sky. They serve as visual metaphors for the journeys we undertake in search of home.

Using the mediums of acrylic and oil on canvas, I aim to evoke emotions tied to immigration and displacement and to invite viewers to explore their connections to the environment, and ultimately our shared existence in a vast and ever-changing world.

Jelena Duma is a multifaceted artist whose vibrant paintings transport viewers into a realm where dreams, the subconscious, ocean life, and ecology converge with captivating landscapes. Born in Belgrade and currently based in both Toronto and Lisbon, Duma’s diverse cultural experiences have enriched her artistic vision, imbuing her work with a unique blend of introspection, fluidity, and environmental consciousness.

Jelena studied art and music in Belgrade and Toronto, and holds Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and diploma in Spiritual Psychotherapy. She previously exhibited her work in Europe and North America.