Abstract collage painter

Sandra Duran Wilson

Art inspired by science

Artist Type: Painter, Printmaker

Website Email: skwduran@msn.com

Contact: Pippin Contemporary at (505) 795-7476


“I paint frequencies. Sounds appear as colors, numbers sing songs and frequencies dance in my head. It is always an interesting place to live.”

Synesthesia is a crossing of the senses. The paintings and works on paper are a beautiful blending of sounds, science, and nature.

Sandra Duran Wilson comes from a family of artists and scientists. She grew up in a world where everything was possible, where she would look through the microscope in her father’s office and then draw what she saw. Sandra’s early years were spent on the border of Mexico where the people, animals, landscape, drama of the religious rituals, and stories of the curanderas shaped her reality. Years later she would return frequently to Mexico and South America to absorb the culture, traditions, and art. Her spirituality combined with her scientific studies has directed her work from realism to abstract mixed media.

Her work is influenced by abstract scientific concepts in physics, biology and chemistry. The pure fun of exploring what paint can do and her natural curiosity keeps the work fresh and lively. She focused on traditional print making while in art school; and later developed her own techniques to achieve the same results using natural non-toxic methods. Her work is represented in the US and Australia and is found in many corporate, civic, and educational collections and in private collections worldwide.

She experiments, paints, writes and teaches at her studio in Santa Fe, NM, and also teaches around the US, Europe and Australia. She is the author of three art technique books and an instructional DVD and online classes.

She has both a Fine Art degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of NM. She has lived in Santa Fe, NM since 1977.