I was born in Sacramento, California, and have been consumed with art since I was 3 years old. I knew from the very start what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. From my childhood and through my teens and early adulthood, I knew and pursued my passion for drawing, painting and design.
In addition to creating fine art, I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Design from San Jose State University and have been a professional Graphic Designer for over 34 years.
I have won many national awards for my design work, including a Benjamin Franklin Award - Best of Show, an Addy Award, and many American Graphic Design Awards.
So after 12 years of working commercially as a professional Graphic Designer, in the year 2000, I took a year off to live in Paris, France, to focus on painting. During that year, I spent my time traveling, drawing, painting and developing my unique artistic style, and returned to the States with over 30 paintings.
Since that wonderful adventure, I have owned and operated my own art galleries and currently, I operate Fine Art & Design by LONA, Inc., in Los Angeles. Additionally, I have been a guest artist aboard international cruise ships selling my artwork and now I have collectors from all over the world.
You can see more of my work on Facebook at Fine Art & Design by LONA and on InstraGram as Artbylona, (Artist Lona).
Originals and limited edition giclées are available and I also accept custom commissions upon request. If you are interested in a custom commission, you can reach me by email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Colors and reflections are the ‘life’ of my subjects.” ~ LONA
My main medium is acrylic, however I also paint in oils and watercolors from time to time.
I am fascinated by reflective objects! I love the way the light and colors bend and work together to create the optical illusions of beauty we see in our world.