Hello, I’m Alana a mixed-medium visual artist for Outdoor and Indoor Artwork, based in Masterton, the Wairarapa.
The vision for my artwork is to evoke a sense of happiness and healing in the viewer by allowing them to escape to a beautiful therapeutic place.
For the past three years, my focus has been primarily painting New Zealand native fauna, birds and landscapes.
I choose to work with this combination of subject matters due to the beauty and graceful nature of birds that represent freedom and praise as they rejoice when they sing.
I would describe my style as being mystical realism. I still place my subject matter in it’s natural environment; however, the atmosphere is too perfect to be real, giving that mystical sense to my artwork.
I aim to show creation off at its finest, as though it was the ‘Garden of Eden’ before the fall, where there was perfect harmony, joy, and no decay or predators.
A lot of my ideas stem from biblical references. I subtly weave the themes of rejoice, peace, love, harmony, beauty, and royalty into my artworks and title names.
Read the article about my artwork, written from Habitat by Resene here