About Lanie Franza

"Enriching people's lives through my art is one of the most gratifying aspects of being a painter. So many of us turn to nature to keep our fast paced, busy lives balanced. I enjoy painting figures, animals, still life and  landscapes. Vibrant color and patterns of light are elements I use to create a sense of movement and optimism."

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Lanie studied at Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts, New York and Gage Academy, Seattle, WA. By glazing multiple layers of oil color, she achieves the profuse, luminous quality of early morning or late afternoon light. Her paintings have been described by collectors as rich, lush, elegant and evocative. They are in corporate and private collections throughout this region and the United States, as well as internationally.

Since moving to Seattle in 1995, Lanie has painted numerous commissioned works. These include 38 paintings for 25 individuals and a total of 14 paintings for Zymogenetics, Seattle Science Foundation and Gonzaga University combined. Her work is included in the collections of Columbia Presbyterian Children's Hospital, New York and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA, Mary Lou Oehler, Oxnard, CA (two paintings), Carolyn Campbell Orvilla, TX.

Lanie has participated in many solo and group shows in the region: Art Stall Gallery, Seattle, WA, monthly exhibits, Harbor History Museum 13th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, (2012), Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA (2015, 2014, 2011, 2009), Sequim Annual Juried Arts Festival, Sequim, WA (2010), Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, (2011, 2010) and Edmond's Public Library, Edmonds, WA (2013), EAFA Juried Members Show, Seattle, WA (2014, 2012, 2011, 2010), EAFA Annual Open Show, Seattle, WA (2012, 2010), Sabey Corporation, Georgetown, WA (2009), Make-A-Wish Auction Benefit, Seattle, WA (2009-2018), ACT Theatre, Seattle, WA. (2008), Northwest for Breasts Auction Benefit for Susan B. Komen for the Cure, Seattle, WA (2008), DeLaurenti's (Pike Place Market), Seattle, WA (2007), Caffe Fiore, Seattle, WA (2008, 2007), Art and Soul Gallery, Seattle, WA (2007)


Wine Labels of Chateau Rollat, Walla Walla, WA, 2009/2010 "Artist Series" releases.
Southwest Art Magazine
"Galleries & Artists of the Pacific Northwest", June 2013
"Still Lifes", December 2015

Professional Affiliations:

Seattle Co-Art Juried Member
Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, Board member/ Program Chair, 2013-2016.
Oil Painters of America
Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists


Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Stall Gallery, Seattle, WA

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