Featured Artist: Lana Ballot!

Breaking Wave by Lana Ballot 17×25″ Pastel   |   The Yang Family Award, 44th Annual Pastel Society of America Juried Exhibition, Enduring Brilliance

Lana Ballot. Whoa! Impressive pastel paintings – I found Lana while perusing Instagram. Wonderful paintings, each and every one. The wave paintings capture the very essence of the sea – and those gorgeous colors – I like how you can see the light coming right through… It’s easy to see why this painting won an award!

See more of Lana’s work via these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Blog  | Workshops

Read a bit about Lana, from her website:

I majored in Studio Arts at Stony Brook University, NY. After graduation I worked as a web designer, while studying painting further on my own. Always being fascinated by nature, I made landscape my main subject. After I discovered pastels as a perfect plein air medium, I often spent my free time painting outdoors. Although this early plein air work did not result in a lot of finished paintings, it proved to be an invaluable experience in developing the ability to see how color, light and atmosphere affect each other in different times of day or season. With this knowledge and feel for the landscape around me, I am trying to capture the beauty of nature whether it’s a magnificent display of colors in the sunset sky or a quiet winter scene…

I am happy to live on Long Island, NY where I can paint my favorite subjects – ocean, harbors, beaches and anything that provides me with inspiration.

I teach pastel painting in newly opened Atelier in Flowerfield, St James, NY.

I’m a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.

Click HERE to read more!

Catch you back here tomorrow!
All images via LanaBallot.com, used with permission…

Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

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