About Lanie Mann
Art has been a part of my life from the very beginning. I was raised in North Carolina where my mother, an artist and art teacher, filled my childhood with projects and books and conversations about color and composition. Later, I took studio classes, studied art history and lived abroad in Florence where my passion for painting became clear.
I am inspired daily by the beauty in nature, photography, fashion and interiors and am drawn to colors and arrangements that are clean, fresh and balanced.
My preferred mediums are acrylic, oil, watercolor and ink, and I use canvases of all sizes to explore color and energy in abstract pieces, to capture light in sea and landscapes and to reflect the spirit of children in unposed moments and natural settings.
My paintings are loose and layered—purposely imperfect, and my goal is to create pieces that spark connections, ignite curiosity and make people happy. I am an optimistic person by nature, so I want my work to be bright, uplifting and invigorating. I think art should breathe life into every space.
My work has been included in exhibitions at Chesapeake Framing and Art, Wilson Boland Design, Of Mercer-Georgetown, and has been featured in national publications and blogs including Anthropologie, The Cottage Journal, Style Me Pretty and MintwoodHome. You can find my paintings at Ivy Lane in Alexandria, VA, with the Capital Artist Collective, in Washington, DC, at The Collective Dallas, and at GALLERYVIBE in Naples, FL.
I currently live in Washington, D.C., with my husband, twin sons and daughter and though I never know where life or my art will take me next, I’m always excited to find out.
If you'd like more information about any of my paintings or have an interest in commissioning a piece, I'd love to hear from you!
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