Watercolor is the medium of choice for artist Jennifer Sonksen Duran, who loves the controlled chaos of the paint and strives to convey human emotion. Visit her website to find out more about this artist.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. As a young child I would fill up coloring books by the dozens and doodle on anything I could get my hands on.
During my years in high school, I took every art course I could. I was fortunate to be in AP (advanced placement) art my senior year. I won various awards through my high school years, most notably The Press-Enterprise winner for best drawing.
I was accepted into Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California. My time there was short-lived as I focused my attention on getting married and starting my family.
After an eight year hiatus, I picked up where I left off and began to create again. I explored different mediums such as acrylic, oils, colored pencil, etc.
During this time of exploration, I fell in love with watercolors. Watercolors offer a controlled chaos and much room for experimentation.
Through my watercolor paintings, I explore human emotion.
I am heavily inspired by the connection one can make through the eyes and hope that my audience can feel the emotion I pour into my work.
Most often, my works involve a woman. I am also very inspired by trees, birds and fish. No matter the subject, the end result is a piece that captures a state of emotion. I want my audience to feel that moment in time.
I have been exhibiting my work since 2014 with various art galleries as well as participating in art shows throughout Southern California.
I am now working as an artist full time and look forward to continuing to develop my style.