LANIE GELDERT is a former architect, who after many years in the corporate design world, decided to focus her work on painting watercolors. Originally from Laguna Beach, California, Geldert now resides in Altea, Spain. Geldert's paintings are a result of experiences in the field that inspire her awe in the beauty of the Western and European landscapes. She is particularly drawn to ancient ruins, villages, and monuments that mark a historic place in mankind's journey on earth. Her paintings are expressive with a strong use of color.
Her work is featured in many private collections from Australia to Europe to the USA.
Geldert's art and architecture education include formal studies at The Florence Academy of Art and Latin American Art at the Universidad de Mexico, Mexico City. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. She completed her Masters of Business Administration, at Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, California.
Lanie Geldert paints energetic scenes of European landscapes and cityscapes. Her work hovers on the edge of abstraction and uses just enough pictorial imagery to suggest the scene. She strives to portray the essence of each location and allows the viewer to participate with his or her imagination. Lanie discovers her subject matter on her travels, where she sketches, photographs and paints en plein air.
My subject matter tends to be those visual passages that reside within my world of Altea, Spain – the in-between spaces of our lives that we see but often do not notice. The always changing colours of the sea, clouds, sky and the earth. For me, these paintings are about the pleasure of seeing; of being cognizant of the world around me and pushing to find an alchemy between the paint, my subject and the moment. I view each piece as being part of a single, ongoing work.
Casa de Cultura Calpe, Solo Exhibit, February, 2023
Gallery Portal dÁrte, Calpe, Spain, May, 2019
Meliton: Costa Blanca, Solo Exhibit, February - April, 2019
Gallery Portal dÁrte, Calpe, Spain, November, 2018
AlteArte: Impresiones de Altea, Solo Exhibit, Altea, Spain
Gallery Portal dÁrte, Calpe, Spain, May, 2018
Casa de Cultura, Dénia, Spain, september, 2017
RUINS SOLO Exhibit, Sedona Art Gallery, 2016
Sedona Plein Air National Art Festival, Invited Artist, 2016
Featured Artist: Sedona Art Center, September, 2016
Featured Artist: Sedona Art Center, May, 2016
Featured Artist: Sedona Art Center, February, 2015
Featured Artist: Sedona Art Center, July, 2015
Featured Artist: Sedona Art Center, June, 2014
Featured Artist: Sedona Art Center, January, 2014