I live in Canada, but my heart is in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy a sunny day and a good yerba mate. I am passionate about traditions, cooking, and painting.
I have always been an artist at heart. When I was 10 years old, I discovered my passion: painting, it was like love at first brushstroke, I knew that it was the one for me, I have been painting ever since.
Carolina Duran grew up in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Her love for the arts began at a young age, during her teen years she start painting in the workshops of the great artists of her hometown. She studied drawing, textile painting, acrylic and oil painting. Later she perfected his knowledge in the Nur University - Fundación Puerta Abierta.
Carolina experimented with different techniques during more than 20 years at her homeland while teaching art to children and working as a freelance painter. In 2010 she moved to Canada and the idea of being an artist seemed unrealistic from an introverted foreign woman with zero connections. Luckily for us, she is picking up the brushes again, first for commissions from supportive friends, and now to a whole community.
The combination of her sensitivity with her technique allows her to transcend the ordinary, her paintings now provide colour and character in homes from Argentina to Canada. At the moment has developed a distinctive style that dances with both abstraction and figurative motifs. She focuses much of her attention on acrylic paintings while exploring paper clay. Carolina is now facing a new challenge, is creating a fresh chapter in her creative story.