Lalénya Laurie Vann
Artist Painter – Contemporary Art
Now living on Maui for 6 years, after 11 years in southern France, she’s premiering a new series of oil paintings: “Numinous Abstracts”. Her paintings in 2020, during the time of the pandemic, are about bringing in the healing golden light, to re-balance and help heal all the people, and the planet.
Born in California, she lived in Santa Cruz for 30 years, where she was an exhibiting artist, Open Studios participant, curator of art exhibits, and event organizer. In California, her paintings, mixed media work and wearable art were featured in numerous solo and group exhibits in galleries, artist organized shows, contemporary craft markets, and museums. She has a BA in Art from San Jose State University. While in France, Lalénya exhibited her earlier series, “Veiled Emotions” in Paris, and in her Mediterranean town of Collioure.
In addition to painting, Lalénya is a certified instructor of “Active Dreaming”. She offers classes in dream interpretation, private consultations, and drum journeying sessions. She also paints images from her dreams! See contact page for dream website.
Beauty is all around us, and within us. Nature inspires and heals me. I try to capture significant moments, the colors of emotions and feelings, the joy of sacred spaces, the awe of being. It’s about remembering who we are, where we came from, and what we are here to do. For me, it’s about bringing in more golden light!!!
The colors, shapes and forms in the abstract painting express feelings, and tell stories. Viewing these engaging paintings is an awakening and transformational experience, opening one’s heart and soul to their higher, divine self, and the higher dimensions! One can also travel into the paintings, using your imagination, to visit other worlds, heal the body and emotions, and gain insights and guidance.
Traveling in my dreams, I have had extraordinary experiences – to new and known places, other worlds; meeting new people, guides, teachers, and old friends; flying through the cosmos, or visiting a paleolithic cave. My dreams guide, teach, heal and inspire me. I love figuring out the “codes” of what my soul is trying to tell me. I’ve tried to translate them into images and poems, so you can see where I have journeyed – and maybe go for some dream journeys yourself!
These paintings are created from words that are hidden from view. They tell of my adventures and my transformation on the “Path of the Spiritual Warrioress”, my soul’s journey of letting go, leaping into the unknown, and reconnecting.
Written in French, these colorful woven stories tell of love, peace, compassion, changes, confusion, clarity, light, inspiration, healing, and the joys and challenges of life. They are a reminder to enjoy the present moment and always remain curious!