New Instructor – World Renowned Artist Vanda Lavar Joins Fine Arts In The Pines

by Margaret Ames

  • Posted on June 21, 2017

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Vanda Lavar

Ms Lavar’s work is eclectic in its choice of mediums.  Her ability to teach oil paintings, drawings, pastel paintings and acrylic paintings, will have you painting a masterpiece before you know it.   NO previous drawing or painting experience required. Vanda approaches each student with patience, encouragement and the belief that they are capable of great things, even before their brush touches the canvas. The diverse mediums will thereby afford diverse substrates, ranging from canvas to board to archival papers.

“It is through this positive reflection that students become inspired and motivated to reach levels of creative expression that were never before thought possible. There is nothing like seeing a student grow in confidence and creativity.”  Vanda Lavar

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As an academic of both Symbolism and Cross Cultural Mystical Thought, the Artist encourages her collectors to think deeply and to embrace the unknowable with hope and love. She desires that the viewers of her works will be inspired to continue on a creative quest of beauty, truth and love for not only themselves, but for all sentient creatures.

The Artist’s work is to be found throughout the world as decorative imagery on many different products including collectible phone cards, puzzles, key chains, mouse pads and cutting boards. Additionally, many of her limited edition prints are now found on the Secondary Market, including her ever popular print “Resurrection Theme”. Ms. Lavar is an internationally, recognized canine artist and was invited to display at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2009. Ms Lavar was also commissioned by, The California Waterfowl Association to illustrate and design their first, limited edition, collectible ornament.

Vanda Lavar

Vanda Lavar

She has illustrated 4 books to date and is working on several more. Ms. Lavar is listed in Who’s Who Among American College and University Student 1997, for her work in conservation and restoration for several polychrome statues belonging to the Catholic Church. Her illustrated books include:

Tucker’s Tale by Christopher Walsh, Surf Doggy USA by Barbara Boyer, Mr. Topper the Magical Pot Bellied Pig by Liam Maher and her own book, Pillow Land Puppies which she wrote and illustrated, it includes an appendix of the classic prose by Francis Thompson, “The Hound of Heaven.. The Squirrel Superhighway by Anna Morrison.

Vanda Lavar

Vanda Lavar

Vanda Lavar

Vanda Lavar

Vanda Lavar

Vanda is excited to meet you and share her incredible talents with you to become the painter you never imagined!

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Margaret Ames