Art has been a part of Lanie Mann’s life from the very beginning. She was raised in North Carolina where her mother, an artist and art teacher, filled her childhood with projects and books and conversations about color and composition. Later, she took studio classes, studied art history and lived abroad in Florence where her passion for painting became clear. Her work is inspired daily by the beauty in nature and color arrangements that are clean, fresh and balanced. Her paintings are loose and layered—purposely imperfect, creating pieces that spark connections, ignite curiosity and make people happy. She is an optimistic person by nature, so she strives to create something bright, uplifting and invigorating. She believes art should breathe life into every space. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, twin sons and daughter.