WELCOME

Welcome to my website! I am a Professional artist (BSc. L. Arch) who loves nature and architecture!! Lana Art is all about showcasing my work (Scroll to the GALLERY below). If you like what you see, you can either buy an existing piece from the FEATURED ARTWORK Section or scroll down to the ORDER AN ARTWORK Section. You can also read more about me in the ABOUT Section.

ORDER AN ARTWORK

Ordering an artwork can be something very special and personal. Buying art is not something you do every day, but I believe when you do, you do so for a lifetime! Make it count!
Artwork tend to travel from generation to generation, carrying with it the memories of the person and the space it once belonged to.

How does it work?

1. Do you have an idea of what Artwork you would like?  You may even have something specific in mind.  Send me an email with your ideas / images / photos*. Email Lana
2. Together we can then determine what would make a good composition. I will consider elements such as balance, colour & detail.  I can combine photos or ideas. For instance, I can replace a plain sky with a more cloudy one.
3.Download the “Size & Price List” PDF below for more practical steps & payment options**.

 

Price & Size List (PDF)

Examples of Ordered Art:

  • Lana Art, Lana de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist
    Ordered Art Portfolio
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Namakwaland, Orange flowers, Bulbinella
    Namakwaland
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania, Masai, Red Dresses, Africans, Huts, Acacias
    Ol Doinyo Lengai
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Jacarandas, Pretoria streets
    Lente in Pretoria
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Sunflowers, South African
    Sunflowers(3)
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Southern African Birds, Bosveld visvangers, Blue birds
    Woodland Kingfishers
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Protea, Fynbos, fauna, flora, flowers
    Protea & Fynbos
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Forest, Red Poppy, Pathway
    Out of the darkness and into the Light
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Sunrise, sandwichbay, sand-vis-hawe, Luderitz, Sunrise, Benguella current, 4x4
    Sand-vis-hawe
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Garden, Dogs, Palm Trees, Lawn, Family
    Garden Friends
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Tanzania, East Africa, Orange Sky, Last light
    Tanzanie Sonsak
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Garden of Gethsemane, Olive Trees
    Garden of Gethsemane
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Kwe-voel, Southern African Birds
    Grey Lourie
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Green Pastures
    Green Pastures
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Orchid, Rocks
    Orchid
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Elephant, sunset
    Elephant Silhouette
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, White Horse, Revelation, End Times, Jesus
    White Horse
  • Lana Art, Lana Venter de Villiers, Acrylic on Canvas, Landscape Art, South African Artist, Zambezi river, Sunrise, Africa
    On the Zambezi

My aim with making art is to capture atmosphere, light, colour and effect – more than perfection; turning a photo or image into something captivating and artistic.

 

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*Please note:  A good photograph does not necessarily make good content for an artwork, but this is rarely the case.  I am adventurous with the themes for artworks, but if your request includes something I don’t agree with or is not within my field of art expertise, then I would advise you to find someone else.  I am also cautious of copyright issues and assume that you are either the owner of or asked for permission in order for me to use the image/foto(s) you provide.
**Delivery / Pickup arrangements to be made with me personally and in not reflected in the initial quote.

 

PAYMENTS

How do I make a payment? What are my options?

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How does the payment work? An EFT transfer or cash is accepted. An ordered artwork requires a 40% deposit of the total amount quoted before I can start with the work. Artwork can only be collected once the total payment has been made and received.

If you would like to pay off an artwork over a 3 month period:

– Featured Artwork: 1st month 40%, 2nd & 3rd month 30% each.

– Ordered Artwork: A non-refundable deposit of 40% of the quoted total price is payable at the start of the project. The outstanding amount of the total needs to be paid once the work is completed and before collection. This 60% can be paid as a once off OR over a two month period (1st month 40%, 2nd & 3rd month 30% each.).

If you have selected your preferred artwork(s) and would like to pay, please send me an email so I can forward you my bank details and arrange for pickup/delivery.

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WHO AM I AND WHERE AM I FROM?

ABOUT Lana de Villiers

Since I can remember, I have always loved being creative! Drawing and painting is the way I express myself. After nearly having lost sight in both my eyes, I am more determined than ever that I must use my artistic talent!

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I am a Pretoria based, South African Artist with a sense of adventure. I love visiting new natural settings while feeling the wind in my face. I am also quite fond of old architectural structures and buildings.

Through the use of art I can relive and explore my experiences – capturing textures and patterns; the interplay between light and colour.

 

I completed a degree in Landscape Architecture (BSc. L.Arch) at the University of Pretoria which greatly expanded my creative skills and enriched my walk as an artist.

While growing up, my family and I traveled through unique landscapes. As I am not a good ProfilePicMorcar-snoozer, I spent countless hours looking at the passing scenery. Thinking. Dreaming. Staring… Drinking in the landscape. Combine this with a little girl who distinguished between her right and left hand by testing with which one she could draw a flower, and, after many years of hard work and a passion for art, I became a full-time Artist.

WHAT INSPIRES ME?

 

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I am filled with awe when I think of the marvel of sight itself.  I nearly lost my sight after a very serious bacterial infection. My right eye recovered much faster than the left, which took several months to stabilize. This life changing and challenging situation has made me even more determined to pursue my art career and be passionate about it. I recently had a cornea transplant.  The healing process takes on average 12 months so I’m still waiting to have functional sight in my left eye. 

I believe that art has the power to capture the hearts of people – their attention and imagination. Unfortunately this powerful medium is also used to add to the confusion, meaninglessness and darkness that is part our world.

 

Creativity is one of the most obvious characteristics of God – this is evident in how creative He had been in all of Creation. I found it interesting that, according to the Bible, the first person of whom it was said to have been “filled with the Spirit” was Bezalel (see Exodus 31:1-5 & also 28:3) so that he would be able to make artistic designs.

In all that I do, including art, I want to honour my Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. My artwork is an expression of worship to my King. It has been said that art is always a means and never an end in itself.” ~ Lana de Villiers

 

Newsletter Archive

The Newsletter gives you a Personalised Update on what is happening in the Lana Art Studio. Feel free to read & subscribe for future editions. A Newsletter is sent once every two months.

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Lana Art Newsletter 2

Lana Art Newsletter 3: A Line on The Horison

Lana Art Newsletter 4: Savannah Red

Lana Art Newsletter 5: Art Exhibition

 Newsletter 6: Coming Soon

 

 

BLOG

This section contains the latest Lana Art Blog updates and posts.

PAINT EVENTS

Would you like me to teach you the approach & techniques I use for creating Art? Whatever you prefer, whether it be a once off event like a birthday party, special event or a series of classes, it will be filled with creativity. Contact Lana to arrange such an event.

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How does it work?

Questions to Consider:

– Do you have something specific in mind or only a general idea of what you would like to paint?
– Will it be a once off or a series of Paint Events?
– How many people do you have in mind for the class(es)?
Theme: We can discuss the kind of image you would like to create or the subject matter you like. Check out the Gallery  to get an idea of popular themes you would like me to teach you.
Materials: You can use your own acrylic paints and canvasses or I can supply the material at retail price + 10% (If you supply your own, I would suggest canvas sizes between A4 & A3 and an entry level type of paint will be sufficient unless it is a more experienced group).
Approach: The pace of the class is dependent on the level of the attendees.  If it is purely for fun, my approach will be less technical & fast.  If the group is more keen on learning the actual techniques than completing an artwork, then I will focus more on that.  Whatever you prefer.  I am very flexible in this regard.
Fee Structure: A base fee of R250 + a session rate per person (see on the right). When fewer people attend, the more time I have to assist each person.
Venue: If it is a once off paint event / birthday then I prefer to come to the venue you have arranged.  For a series of art classes I can arrange a venue (at R200 extra) or you can provide it.
Individual Classes: If you would like me to help you on an individual base, then I suggest a more facilitated work environment where you can come and work with me in my studio.  In this way you can learn from what I do, work at your own pace and get regular input.  The price is dependent on the intensity of the class – the need & skill of the person.  I would like to discuss this with you in person.  A facilitated class can range from R250 to R500 (for two hours).  You can book such a class on Thursday Afternoons / Saturday Mornings.

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Each Class takes 2 hours:

1hour of Art + 15min Break + 45min of Art

 

A Base Fee of R250

+ Cost per person:

3-4 Individuals @ R90pp
5-8 Individuals @ R70pp
9-10 Individuals @ R60pp

 

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