Her father taught her to water ski. Her mother, to paint.
And now, Samantha Dumala, 15, does both — but not at the same time. That would be crazy.
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Your parents clearly had a deep influence on you.
‘Well, school is a top priority for them, and they support whatever activities I want to do, like skiing.’
What was it like going to Mulwala, Australia?
‘It was in the middle of nowhere. (Laughs). So we didn’t see anything while we were there. But there are kangaroos jumping around.’
Your mother is a musician who plays piano, guitar and sings? Did she teach you to play an instrument?
‘I used to play the guitar. But then I gave it up to focus on my artwork.’
You say you create art just for yourself. Will you also just ski for fun or do you have aspirations of skiing in college?
‘I definitely want to ski on a college team.’
Tell me what happened the first day you tried to water ski.
‘I never got up on the skis! (Laughs.) But I caught on pretty quickly after that.’