JD Duran

JD Duran

Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong

About JD Duran

I grew up on a farm in The Netherlands, and this instilled a love of nature in me. I love drawing farm houses, barns, and landscapes.
The other love is animals.
I illustrate for my own poetry, which is generally in a cartoonish fashion. These pictures are also used for flashcards in EFL teaching.
Currently I reside in Hong Kong, with my wife and two children.
I do not really have adequate time for long painting sessions, as I teach part-time, coach teachers, write scripts and have a household to run, but I do what I can.
My personal preferences are pencil and gouache at the moment.

Education

Diploma Art Therapy
TEFL
Bachelor Degree Theology
Justice Department (Prison Guard 1st rank)
Security Officer Rank 1 and 2
BOA (Buitengewoon Opsporings Ambtenaar)-Detective
High School diploma

Events

2019:
Adjudicator Speech Festival and Art Competitions, Award Presenter for IYACC.
2018:
Adjudicator speech festival, and Arts Award Presenter for IYACC and HKSC.
2017:
November 12, 2017. Adjudicator speech festival, and Arts award presentation for HKIPAF
January 15, adjudicator Music, Speech and Arts Festival, and award presentation HKIPAF
2016:
October 23, 2017. Adjudicator speech festival, and Arts award presentation for HKIPAF
May 14, 2016. Adjudicator speech festival, and Arts award presentation for HKIPAF
April 17 and 24, 2016. Adjudicator Arts and Speech Festival, and award presentation for HKIPAF


Exhibitions

I often attend art exhibitions, as I am an Adjudicator and Award Presenter for IYACC Art and Speech Competitions.
Find me on www.iyacc.com.
Frequent guest on the Asia Contemporary Art Show and Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong.