Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”This Thomas Merton quote is one of my favorite and well describes my art philosophy. Beginning with an idea, I am never quite sure where it will take me. The journey can be both frustrating and exhilarating. Water media is exciting in the way it lends itself to the duet of “technical skill” and “happy accident.” My paintings reflect this. The human figure, I find to be a captivating subject. You will often find it in my work. Animal welfare is another passion. I was honored with the Bravos Education Award from Animal Protection of New Mexico. It gives me great pleasure to use my art to help Albuquerque’s shelter animals. They benefit from the sale of my watercolor cards sold at various venues in the community. You can contact Lannie through her website at lanniealexanderart.com/113-2/ All images are copyrighted by the artist. The use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission from the artist is obtained.