Lani Vlaanderen: Red Rocks
Red Rocks by Lani Vlaanderen
30x24" Oil Painting
38x32" framed, gold leaf on wood.
Signed lower right
Landscape featuring sandstone formation with greenery and a stream in the foreground, larger mountains and pine trees in the background.
This particular artwork is available on the secondary market from an original purchaser. It is in excellent condition. Additional images are available upon request.
About the Artist: Lani is a native of Colorado now living on a few acres in the south part of the state, Olney Springs, a small town in Colorado, with her dogs and horses. Her work is known for simple shapes, values, and brushstrokes, expressing a myriad of subject matter including animals (wildlife and domestic), still life, landscapes and figures. Her goal is to evoke an emotional response to a subject reflecting her belief that all things, living and non-living, are equally significant and essential to the whole.
"My art is an attempt to capture those 'first moments of longing' and suspend them visually through color, edges, and drawing. It is in those moments that we feel truly alive."
Lani Vlaanderen has exhibited in the Colorado Governor's Show in Loveland, the 50th Anniversary Show of the Society of Animal Artists, the Hearts of the West Show at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Ft. Worth, and the Greeley Stampede. She also was invited into the "Representing the West" in Pueblo. She studied with Kim English at the Art Students League and at the Loveland Academy of Art with Richard Schmid. Lani is a Signature Member of the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters & the Society of Animal Artists.
Lani's artistic calling was apparent early in life as evidenced by her drawing in and on her books and papers as a child. She grew up watching her mother paint and was exposed to artwork from other relatives hanging on home walls. The passion to create became reality in adulthood only after her children started school and she began attending classes at the Art Student's League of Denver with Kim English. After serving as Kim's class monitor for four years she began attending a painting group in Loveland Colorado, formed by Richard Schmid and stayed with it for six years. These two artists have been the most influential on her work, along with numerous masters such as Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent, Bettina Steinke and many others. Lani began visualizing her paintings as "liquid light", "It is light that I paint" she says. "Paint is the liquid light from which I strive to create visual poetry."