Lani is based in Brisbane, Australia and her art focusses on storytelling, promoting awareness around mental health, and using art to healthily communicate emotions and thoughts- both serious and whimsical.
Lani has travelled Australia writing and delivering workshops and speaking about art and mental health in various states since 2013. To bring evidence into her arts practice, Lani has a Bachelor of Social Science (human services/human behaviour) and a Master of Mental Health (art therapy).
Lani's art practice can be summed up by the following beliefs:
Art does not have to be about skill but instead the experience and process of creating (which can totally transcend regular day-to-day living)
Art should be available to everyone, not just those who have studied it or understand it technically
Art serves a purpose; to bring peace, calm and understanding to what can at times be a tumultuous life. Art tells stories, it allows for interesting communication, it connects us not only to our own story but to something bigger than ourselves.
Lani offers one-on-one tuition to both children and adults in her abstract style of drawing as well as sharing her approach to the creative process.
Lani also runs group workshops and guest speaks at various community groups including schools.