As an artist, my philosophy behind my paintings stems from freedom and spontaneity. By embracing the idea of freedom and creating from within, the best results are achieved. Life and art are synonymous. Just as musicians freely expressed themselves in the '60s and '70s on The Sunset Strip, the counter-culture movement was simultaneously taking place. The Sunset Strip has given permission to musicians to blaze their own path and to set the trends.
Lana Gomez's work has a sense of freedom and heart that reflects the boundless, yet
kind rebel that she is as an artist. After studying art at the University of Tennessee,
Gomez moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to experiment with acrylics and
different mixtures of materials. Her painting style is inspired by Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollack, Morris Louis, and other legendary abstract expressionists, but is set in the 21st century.
Ultimately, Gomez's work caught the eye of famed interior designer, Kelly Wearstler, which led to several fruitful collaborations. Gomez was the resident painter at Wearstler's design studio from 2008-2009. Wearstler then commissioned Gomez do a mural-sized piece and featured it in her latest book, Hue. Gomez continues to push the boundaries in her work and recently completed a 10-foot guitar sculpture for Gibson GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Gomez opened her own gallery space in West Hollywood in November 2011 and today, her pieces are featured everywhere from the legendary Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills to outdoor venues, office buildings, and private residences. Her work has also been featured in trend-setting publications such as House Beautiful, Lonny, Los Angeles Confidential and The New Yorker.