Liz Lane is a nationally known painter and works in her open studio in Birmingham, Alabama. She also represents a carefully curated collection of emerging and well known artists, including her mother, Lorrie Lane. She, her husband, Chase, two young children and four fur babies enjoy living in Birmingham and being a part of a thriving art community. If you are coming through, please make an appointment to stop by!
Liz graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in fashion design. Abstract principles of design that once influenced her brief time in the fashion industry now influence her art. Lane explores the energy behind people, objects and movement in her abstracts. She pushes back against traditional linear narrative, and believes meaningful stories can be found without typical order.
Each piece pulls from the moment it is created in, therefore, each piece is unique in inspiration and thought. Lane uses her brush to perform a dance on canvas, expressive, powerful, and unhindered by rules. A mix of emotions fills the layers of her paintings, but her ultimate goal is for the layers to be cohesive and balanced; a reflection of a personal balance Lane strives to find.
Her work and philosophy has been deepened by the birth of her two daughters and a strong call to leave the world a better place for them to thrive in. She knows there is urgency to protecting our changing climate and believes environmental reform must take place now. She has hosted events benefiting environmental groups including GASP and the Waterkeeper Alliance, organizations that fight for clean air and waterways in the state of Alabama. Liz is open to ideas and collaborations with environmental groups whose mission is to protect and serve the next generation.
She is also a proud sponsor of the arts in local, under served communities. She donates supplies to art educators to working with a limited budgets in public schools. The arts is constantly facing budget shortfalls in schools, and it comes on the backs of art educators and hinders students from having a truly fulfilling education. A society that does not value the arts has lost its humanity.
Being a second generation female artist, and having two daughters, Liz is very aware of the lack of exposure and resources given to women in the arts. She has chosen to have a female majority of artists in her galleries to fill a space in the market where women are underrepresented. She curates work from artists, male or female, who celebrate the strength of femininity.