About

Hi, I’m Vania.

I’m an artist and graphic designer, currently in the Lancaster, PA area.

While I’ve always been a creative person, I started painting in 2014. Using a leftover canvas and acrylic paints from a college class, I began painting as a way to de-stress. Before I knew it, painting took over my free time! I’ve also been a part of several art shows in the Lebanon and Lancaster areas, including the Mt. Gretna Outdoor Art Show (2015) and the Trattoria Fratelli Summer Season (2016).

I’ve been a graphic designer since 2006, currently working an in-house at a manufacturing company. When I freelance, I specialize in branding and illustration. I’ve carved out a niche in serving community organizations and mission-oriented businesses.

Artist Statement

My art comes from the patchwork of my identity–from the various places I’ve lived, the cultures that have shaped me, to the communities that have influenced me, and the faith that’s been my lifeline.

Being a third culture kid, I’m fascinated by unexpected juxtapositions that create unlikely connections. I express that with splashes of contrasting colors, along with a balance of structured lines and spontaneous strokes. Without always trying, I tend to explore themes of home, identity, community, and legacy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Art

What medium do you work with?

Acrylic on canvas.

What is the story behind (x painting)?

Check out the descriptions in the Etsy listings. I also include descriptions in my email newsletter, or Facebook and Instagram posts. Or, feel free to shoot me a message. I’d be happy to answer any questions!

Would you make me a custom sized print or reproduction?

Not usually, but I may be open to it on a case by case basis. Send me a message!

How much are commissioned paintings?

For now, the pricing is based on size and would be the same as what they are on Etsy. For example, a 16×20″ commissioned piece would be $187.

How do you frame a painting?

These are a bit more complicated than flat prints because there is depth to a stretched canvas. You usually need to take the painting to get it custom framed, or try a service like Framebridge. If you’re in the Lancaster, PA area, my go-to place for custom framing is Garth Gallery in Columbia.

Can you add a mat to framed painting?

The short answer is no. Mats can be applied to flat prints. Some framers may offer a border material to put around the painting to create the illusion of space between the painting and frame, but that tends to be expensive.

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