Lani is a California native and resident of the Central Coast since 1996. Her interest in drawing and painting goes as far back as she can remember. Her love of nature has always been her inspiration. Like many of us, her interest in art took a back burner to family and career for a time. In 1996 Lani had the opportunity to take a six-week road trip through the Western States and many of their National and State Parks. The incredible beauty of the landscapes compelled her to dive back into painting. Pastels seemed an obvious and convenient choice for a medium. Since then she has refined her skill as a Pastelist. Her landscape paintings are a tribute to nature’s beauty. Also known for her portraits of pets, Lani enjoys capturing the personality and attitude of these special companions. She also creates jewelry and other artisan crafts for sale.
Lani is a member of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Morro Bay Art Association, and the El Camino Art Association. In 2010 and 2012 her work was juried into the Brushstrokes Annual Show, and recognized at the Mid-State Fair in 2010, 2011, 2012. Her work can sometimes be seen at the local business and events here on the Central Coast. She also creates jewelry and other crafts for sale.