The Heroine’s Journey of Sandra Duran Wilson

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

I am a mixed media artist with a science background. I love that I get to mix up these two parts of my brain. My paintings and sculptures are inspired by astronomy, physics and cognitive science. See video


What is my idea of perfect happiness?

Living my life as an artist and being in the present moment. The doubts and worries have no place in there and so complete happiness lives in the present moment.

What is my greatest fear?

I am afraid I will run out of time before I finish what I came here to accomplish.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

When I let my negative self-talk have its way and I compare myself to others.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

I love young artists that are taking chances and creating new forms of art.

What is my greatest extravagance?

Taking time to go hiking.

On what occasion would I lie?

I would lie to protect the innocents from evil entities.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I love what I do and even the aspects that are annoying I find contribute to my growth.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When a painting is being born and the dialogue is happening between it and myself.

If I could, what would I change about myself?

I am always learning patience, but it is the process, so I wouldn’t change anything.

What is my greatest achievement in work?

My newest book, Awakening Your Creative Soul, is a culmination of decades of experiences and a work of love.

Where would I most like to live?

I love where I live in Santa Fe, NM, but if I couldn’t live here I would live in Australia.

What is my most treasured possession?

My curiosity.

What is my most marked characteristic?

My imagination and ability to leap from one idea to the next and to make connections and associations.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?


I love to hike up into the mountains and look out over the mesas and mountains.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

Any place that has local green chili and New Mexican food.

What books influenced my life and how?

I grew up reading Persian folk tales and this influenced my outlook and sparked my curiosity.

Who are my favorite writers?

I love Paulo Coelho, F David Peat and Louise Penny.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

U2 and Jimi Hendrix

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?

Wonder Woman

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

All the early suffragettes that brought women’s rights to light.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

Cloud Atlas

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art is life. How we create our lives everyday is an art form.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

My husband Mark.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018?

I would love to work with someone using digital media and AR to bring my visions to life.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2018?

I would love to meet women artists from many different countries that are using their creativity to open opportunities for women.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on?

I am developing an online class to go along with my book, Awakening Your Creative Soul. The class will begin in 2019.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018?

The best place is my website to see the galleries, the work and all the social media platforms.

Here is a link to my books

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I do what I love everyday and I will always move toward spreading beauty and joy to others.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?

My friend Jane Rosemont is a photographer and filmmaker. She is always exploring her creative options.

How can you contact me?

Through social media or email.


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