Bio The lush colorful work of Lance Whitner is infused with elements of the natural world. Her vibrant, impressionistic paintings depict the grasses, flowers, aspens and horses in the rugged landscape around her Colorado home. Using a loose, intuitive technique, she layers shapes and colors to create richly textured, dreamlike scenes. Playful shifts in perspective pull the eye from one area to the next, and deceptively simple images often hide layers of underpainting, patterns and marks that draw the viewer in for a closer look. "Utilizing a personal visual vocabulary of line, shape and color, I interpret the places and adventures my passions take me. Making marks on the canvas is a meditative process I love getting lost in. I am really interested when the marks become abstract and create a dialogue between color, shape and line. " Born in North Carolina, Lance traveled west to earn a BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and now she lives with her husband, 3 kids and several animals in a purple house in Steamboat Springs. With the mountains and studio out the back door, she is able to divide her time between working in her studio, finding inspiration outside her door and playing with her family.