"I explore human emotion through my artwork. I paint daydreams and feelings that overwhelm me. Most often using watercolor to fuel my sense of controlled chaos."
Jennifer Sonksen Duran
At a young age, Jennifer was always coloring, drawing, painting, and creating with anything she could get her hands on. In 2004, she studied fine art at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles CA) for a semester but left college to pursue other interests. During this hiatus, Jennifer got married and became a mother. Finally in fall of 2014 she was encouraged by a friend to begin painting again and she hasn’t looked back.
Jennifer’s style is continuing to evolve. Her work is made to bring up emotions and lead the viewer to reflect on him or herself. Heavily focusing on the eyes the majority of the time, she seeks to have the viewer make a true emotional connection as if they are experiencing the same moment in time.
Jennifer works from her home studio in Redlands, CA where she lives with her husband and four children.
I'm seeking. I'm striving. I'm in it with all of my heart. -Vincent van Gogh
- Reflections - Oct-Nov // Art Depot Gallery // Fontana CA
- Mythical Mermaids - Oct 5th // La Bodega Gallery // San Diego CA
- Perfect 10 - Aug 20th // La Bodega Gallery // San Diego CA
- Save Ferris: A John Hughes Tribute Show - Aug 12th //POPzilla Gallery // Anaheim CA
- Heroes vs. Villains - July 23-31st // La Bodega Gallery // San Diego CA
- Art [Cubed] - June -Sept // Baker + Hesseldenz Gallery // Tucson Az
- Star Wars Group Show - Dec 12th // La Bodega Gallery / San Diego CA
- 2nd Annual New Contemporary Show - Sep-Nov // Baker + Hesseldenz // Tucson AZ
- Perfect 10 - Aug 8-18th // La Bodega Gallery // San Diego CA
- Marvel vs. DC - July 11th // La Bodega Gallery // San Diego CA
- TIME after TIME - May 9th // POPzilla Gallery // Anaheim CA
- Inaugural Art Show - May 1-30th // Raven's Nest Art Gallery // Yucaipa CA
- Inside Out - April - June // Thumbprint Gallery // San Diego CA
- VENUS - March 7-17 // La Bodega Gallery // San Diego CA
- Allure - Aug 17th // RAWartists // Orange County CA
- RED - Sep 3-26th // OC Creative Gallery // Laguna Beach CA
- Studied at Otis College of Art and Design // Los Angeles CA
- Best in Show - Mercurial // Raven's Nest Art Gallery
- Winner "Special Merit" - Head in the Clouds // Light Space & Time Art Gallery
- Winner Bank of America Achievement Award in Fine Arts
- Winner Best Drawing // Press-Enterprise Art Showcase // Riverside CA
- Meows and Roars of Inspiration: The Cat Art Project // Out of Steps Books
- Excavate: Unearthing Artistic Skeletal Remains // Out of Steps Books
- Feathers of Inspiration: The Bird Art Project // Out of Steps Books
- Featured Artist // Artsy Shark // View Article