Dam Domido (Dominica) intuitively began painting from an early age. At 25, she decided to devote herself to her childhood passion and attended workshops in the evening at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. She then attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Grasse.
Her approach is expressionistic in its search for emotion, for a fragment of feeling. Her vision of reality and her waking dreams are positive and optimistic. In her examination of feelings, Dam Domido wishes to transform the suffering and torment of the soul into light to illuminate the dark side.
Dam Domido uses a mixed technique by assimilating several mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolour, chalk. The pigments of her palette are unique. She dips her brush into her soul and tears to recreate the emotion of a fleeting special moment between dream and heartbreak. Today her research focuses on transcribing the outside world into a language more emotional than real. She accentuates reality through the filter of her sensitivity to inspire an emotional response in the viewer.
Her works emphasize a certain view of women through a series of portraits: mysterious, glamorous, romantic, erotic… The artist makes the poses and facial expressions stand out from a think relief of paint, mixing past, present and future. She develops characters with a particular elegance, reminiscent of the work of Tamara Lempicka. She emphasizes nudes and refers to a traditional contemplation of the human body. The artist is sensitive to feminine beauty, a certain contemplation of the surface of things. She amplifies colours to cause wonder and her portrait series are interspersed with some paintings of the sea, landscapes or still lives which are all suggestions of escapism and dreams.
Her works speak of troubles, passion and life as well as of the difficulty of merely being a woman today.