Lana has been painting since she was a child, however, she was enrolled into music school. Upon completion of her music education, Lana enrolled into Art and Design High School in 2000 to begin her art journey and continued to Architectural and Design University in 2002. At age 19 she had trainee-ship at Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts.
After her fourth year of art education, Lana went to visit family in San Diego, CA and fell in love with the city’s people and coastal beauty. Seeking better opportunities and freedom to express herself, Lana became a resident of San Diego and found employment as a graphic designer in 2006. After three years working in design, Lana decided to expand her creative side, grow her art skills by trying new types of art and immersing herself into a different world – body painting. In 2009 she found a group of body painters and they did art collaborations three times a month. During her first year with the group, they had a body art photo exhibit at Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park, San Diego CA.
Since 2011, Lana has been working as a solo fine art body painter. Her work influenced by Fantasy motives and Urban culture, using light-hearted symbolism and creativity that undermines rules. Lana also continues to paint on canvas in different mediums: acrylic, oils, watercolors, ink. Her one of favorite techniques is cold batik technique. Her art inspired by impressionism, surrealism and modern arts.
You can find out more about Lana at her website: www.artbychromium.com
Lana was also chosen as a 2015 Skin Wars competitor! See her Skin Wars feature page here.