My name is Vilma Vicente and I graduated from Lisbon University of Fine Arts in 2002.
I grew up around Lisbon’s white sandy beaches with my toes in the sand, wet salty hair and a big smile on my face. The Ocean has always been an extension of myself and played a major roll in my life specially since I started surfing.
I’ve been working in the Sports Media industry for over 10 years, both in front and behind the lens, but painting has always been my secret safe space, my refuge, my mindfulness place… where I can be me and be free.
Painting for me comes as a discovery of myself. It’s the reflection of my passion for the Ocean and the desire to portray it as I see it and I feel it. I’m exploring my painting and my limitations with the same joy and thirst that I’m exploring the Ocean every time I go in the water.
Hope you enjoy the perfections and imperfections of my work as much as I enjoyed the process…