Sonco Carrasco was born in Cusco, Peru in 1955. At an early age Carrasco moved with his family to the city of Arequipa. It was the charm of Arequipena’s countryside, combined with the light and the atmosphere of this magical place that became a strong influence upon Carrasco's passion for landscape painting. This influence is still reflected today through the painstakingly perfected watercolor technique in his art, which received the recognition of his country as well as other countries in the continent. In addition to watercolor, Carrasco has also been working in oil within the same landscape theme and its relation to light and transparency. Throughout Carrasco's career he has been honored with a significant awards. He has had his work exhibited at numerous private and collective exhibitions in both Peru and abroad.