Carmen Duran

Vivid color combinations, bold brushstrokes, and rich texture best describe my art aesthetic. No matter the subject, my focus is creating emotion for the viewer.  My greatest inspiration are wildflowers and gardens found in the Midwest landscape.

Using a variety of mediums, I add color or texture to the canvas layer upon layer allowing intuition to guide me with washes of color using primarily acrylic and other water-soluble paint. At times using my own photographs as inspiration while exaggerating the colors or dimensions of the subject.

For me, art is personal, emotional and a reflection of my own experiences. Each painting speaks to a different story that pulls the viewer in, leaving them wanting to know more.  I paint to remember my life.