Maria E. Tuma

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"Shepherd" 18" x 24" Oils on canvas

MARIA TUMA: CUBAN ARTIST


   

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National Gallery of Art

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Almanaque 2007

Photos of CUBA in 1906

 

 

 

 


Piano Bruce Hughes:
"Be Still My Soul"



MARIA TUMA
11320 N.W. 58 Place
Hialeah, Florida 33012


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 Counter Installed on January 5, 2005

Some people have told me to make series of a certain subject matter because galleries like to identify an artist with a body of work. I like too many things to limit myself to seascapes, landscapes, animals: dogs, horses, birds, butterflies, chickens in a farm, sheeps, some patriotic themes, people (my favorite subject), children, religious and Biblical illustrations or representations, portraits, fruits, vegetables or flowers on a still-life, ballet and flamenco dancers, in a realistic-impressionistic genre. I have also done expressionistic representations of people as shown in my acrylics, which many people have told me that they like those a lot.

If I only had models to pose for the different ideas I have to paint, it will be so much easier than to imagine the proportions, size, angle of a human figure and correct composition.

During my college days I wanted to go study Classical Painting at a good ART ACADEMY, either in the USA or Europe, but always sharing life with my mother kept me from PAINTING as I wanted. Now that I'm nearly 60 years of age I have determined to paint daily and learn what I could not
years ago.

This idea of telling an artist to do a ONE thing only is an insult to any creative mind. Is like telling Leonardo Da Vinci: "only do faces similar to Mona Lisa", and what about his other inventions? the first shape of what became a guitar, the 1st drawings for an airplane, etc.

I wrote a play years ago which I donated to Catholic Charities: Encuentros Familiares in Miami and it was presented in the auditorium of Assumption Academy on Brickell Ave.

I wrote a musical play entitled "LIBERTAD"© 2005, and six songs: danzones and other genre for this musical that is waiting for sponsors to be able to open the show in Dade County Auditorium theatre, hoping to have this musical as a traveling show.

Copyrighted a book of photos and poems, waiting for money for it to be published.

Published two Cuban calendars, one for 2005 with photo montages and the other for 2007 with photos of Cuba in 1906. Both calendars with historical dates.

I won 1st place in a Latin America poetry contest held in Rosario, Argentina in 2007. Three of my poems were published in an Anthology and I received a Medal of Honor in POETRY.

I have created a design of a purse and briefcase that is in the Patent Offices in Alexandria, Va. Patent pending...

So my ART is not limited to one thing. I only wish I could do all I have in mind to do. I pray for health and the finances to be able to produce it all.

I' m 59 years of age, and I worry about how much life time I have left to be able to paint all that I want, sort of listed above... and more...However little by little I will continue to do and paint what I can under the present circumstances, with rehumatoid arthritis, taking care of home and my 97 years old mother. It is not easy, with little finantial income and how expensive life is today and the high cost of art supplies, frames, advertising, is hard.

At times I stay up untill 3 or 4 in the morning: painting...

People ask me: what do you paint? My answer is: "many things and almost any thing." Hoping to continue overcoming obstacles of many sorts, to be able to complete many paintings already started that are unfinished and make some new ones and be able to see them sold in my lifetime. It would be absolutely boring to me to do the same thing over and over again -because it sells- and that is what the galleries want or how the "art" market is established at the present time. It is boring to me to paint, (for instance): PEOPLE over and over again...or just seascapes. I'm trying to achieve a classical look, although I'm a bit hyper and it clashes with classical realism. I'm trying to control my self in order to achieve the degree of realism I desire. The fast loose brush strokes comes natural to me; it is the fine control that I need to work on....and also I want to do some of those loose abstract-expressionistic and some impressionistic as well.  It is a race against time...but I enjoy running it or walking it.   

Miami, Fl. November 28, 2007

 

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