Lana Fevola is a British based artist who has lived for many years in London and Nottingham. She is a member of the Temenos Acadamy, a charity dedicated to education, philosophy, and the arts, in the sacred traditions of east and west.
She came to the visual arts from her background in the performing arts. After completing her studies and gaining her degree, she worked regularly in the theatre as a classical singer, actress and dancer. She always had an interest in other creative aspects, such as writing and puppetry. She started devising and adapting and also making puppets for theatrical productions and began sculpting as well. This, in turn helped to develop her long standing love for visual art and she therefore started properly to paint and draw.
A life-changing experience further concentrated Lana’s efforts and interest in this direction. Some years ago she was injured in a car accident. This sudden and completely unexpected event, in which the car mounted the pavement where she was walking and knocked her down, affected her greatly. Subsequently, the long and ongoing recuperation, meant that confined and debilitated, she began to create work as an artist. This means of expression fulfilled a need in her, which continued to grow and develop into the images that we now see.
Her paintings in many ways are a kind of journey, a sort of pilgrimage. A search for beauty through an expression of the visionary. Here is the wanderer, the troubadour. This is the world of the poet, the fool. As life is tragi-comic, so too it is reflected in art. Moods, often soulful and spiritual, characters from folk or fairytale, the drama and essence of who and what we are or could be. It is an inner-theatre, a visual theatre, the theatre of the imagination, a sacred space.