Profile: Lana Ballot

Artist Profile

Lana Ballot

Sunset Filigree, 14x18", Pastel, © Lana Ballot
Sunset Filigree                             14 x 18"                              Pastel

   The beaches near her Long Island studio provide infinite inspiration to pastel artist Lana Ballot. She captures the subtle colors of the grasses and the translucency of the water in her luminous land and seascapes. Ballot was born in Russia. It was after she moved to the United States that she began to study painting in-depth and eventually to become a full-time artist. She wrote to us about her background in Russia and about what inspires her when picking her landscape subjects.


   My idea of what makes an interesting painting has evolved over the years. As with many beginners, I used to be too focused on a subject matter, not paying enough attention to the design. While I still favor certain subjects over others (e.g. seascapes, dunes), now I first look for interesting abstract qualities in a scene: the pattern created by light and dark shapes, the contrasts in color temperature and chroma.

Snow in Cedar Beach Dunes, 8x10", Pastel, © Lana Ballot
Snow in Cedar Beach Dunes                         8 x 10"                         Pastel

Until Tomorrow, 12x18", Pastel, © Lana Ballot
Until Tomorrow                         12 x 18"                         Pastel

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