I am a Bolivian artist, wife, and mother, based in Alberta, Canada. My palette is infinite, free and vibrant that together with the brushstrokes and textures caress the canvas with soft movements to end with wonderful and ineffable serendipity.

This is my website, a place to share my artwork, my passion...enjoy it.


How it all began.....…

I have always been an artist at heart. When I was 10 years old I discovered my passion: painting, I have been painting ever since. Many things have changed since then, but a few things have stayed the same: my love of painting and this feel of necessity to create. For me, making art is necessary to express things I cannot and will never be able to verbally express.


My inspiration

Painting is creating a story and I really enjoy the process of working with many materials that help me to tell it. I paint by intuition, paying attention to my voice, replaying on the canvas the ephemeral thoughts that pass through my head and the resulting artworks are a reflection of my inner world. These paintings are a series of my voice on the canvas.






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" When my hobby became my passion, 

I listened to my voice, and I embraced my identity as an artist "





Carolina Duran is a contemporary Bolivian artist now based in Alberta, Canada. She works with a daring color palette, in an ever figurative style. She creates images with multiple layering, so diverse in temper, by means of stains and color, typically contemporary in the making, out of which her affinity with the expressionists and the fauvists can be easily traced. 

Her love for the arts began at a young age. During high school, Carolina used to spend her vacations in the painting workshops of the great artists in her homeland. She studied textile painting, drawing, acrylic, and oil painting. Years later she was trained in modern art theories and techniques in the School of Arts at NUR University in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, with what she consolidates her academic formation. After going through a realistic stage, she delved even more into her artistic practice, she comes across pure colors and freedom of expression. After discovering the greats: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Matisse, her palette gets transformed, she evolved and changed her style.

At the moment she focuses much of her attention on abstract acrylic paintings and contemporary art while constantly exploring, improving and refining her artistic expression.




Technical drawing 
Oil Painting 

Acrylic painting
Glass fusion

Textile pattern design





  • Visual arts knowledge and technical ability

  • Knowledge of art materials and their skillful use 

  • Artistic skills in using art media effectively to express ideas creatively, translate concepts, feelings

  • Artistic skill and competence to explore the integration of new media tools, technology, art and design with innovative concepts.

  • Life-long learner involved in an ongoing process of discovery.

  • Problem-solving, self-discipline, and refinement of skills in various art disciplines 

  • Continuously striving to explore, improve, deepen and refine her artistic expression



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