Lanie Franza’s “Sensing Light” to show at Edmonds Library
In Lanie Franza’s Northwest Landscape Series, “Sensing Light,” the artist intends to create familiar and engaging works that resonate with viewers.
If you have not been to the Northwest locations depicted in Franza’s pieces, perhaps you will be enticed to go after seeing her current exhibit at the Edmonds Library presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission.
The exhibit can be viewed in the Edmonds Library Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Franza studied at Stevenson Academy of Fine Arts, New York and Gage Academy in Seattle.
The works of JMW Turner and JBC Corot have been major influences on her style. 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.
“Vibrant color, powerful composition and a sense of movement throughout the painting are elements I use to generate interest and hold the attention of the viewer,” Franza said.
Since moving to Seattle in 1995, Franza has painted numerous commissioned works. These include 34 paintings for 22 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.
Her dancer paintings appear on the wine labels of Chateau Rollat’s (Walla Walla, WA) 2009 and 2010 “Artist Series” releases.
Lanie Franza’s Exhibit will be shown from June 19-July 31. The Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.