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Lanise Howard: Painting, Dreaming, and Embracing Self-Expression S9E21

Lanise Howard: Painting, Dreaming, and Embracing Self-Expression

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In this episode of "Truth in This Art," host Rob Lee interviews Los Angeles-based visual artist Lanise Howard. Lanise shares her journey from modeling to studying fashion and ultimately pursuing art seriously since 2017. She discusses her multifaceted interests, including plans to return to fashion and explore sculpture, while also incorporating her love for singing and writing into her work. Lanise reflects on how her upbringing in New York and California has influenced her creativity, with New York's museums and LA's diverse landscapes shaping her artistic perspective. She also hints at an upcoming show and her process of choosing mediums to best express her ideas, emphasizing a year of no limits and the importance of expanding her creative toolkit. 🎨🌆

Episode Highlights:

  • Lanise Howard delves into her evolution from modeling to becoming a visual artist, discussing her wide-ranging creative pursuits and her aspirations for the future. (00:01:35)
  • Howard reflects on how the distinct vibes of New York and Los Angeles have shaped her artistic expression, citing the impact of each city's museums, landscapes, and cultural tapestry. (00:06:37)
  • Howard characterizes her artwork as a form of storytelling that weaves together complex narratives, captures transient moments, and exudes a touch of surrealism. (00:14:40)
  • The conversation turns to the importance of confronting preconceived notions, embracing personal identity, and the role of art in disrupting the conventional. (00:23:10)
  • Howard provides insight into the creative inception of a recent artwork, inspired by recurring dreams and the symbolic significance of a green door, revealing her unique artistic methodology. (00:30:33)

Key Takeaways:

  • Embrace Your Evolution: Lanise Howard's transition from fashion to fine art highlights the importance of following your passion and being open to change. Her story encourages listeners to pursue their true calling, even if it means shifting paths later in life. 🌟
  • Experiment Without Limits: Lanise's philosophy of the "year of no limits" teaches us to explore different mediums and forms of expression. Whether it's integrating fashion, poetry, or music into her art, Lanise exemplifies the value of creative experimentation and growth. 🎭📝🎶
  • Authenticity is Key: Lanise's selective approach to projects and her focus on authenticity over commercial success serve as a reminder to stay true to one's artistic vision. This integrity not only shapes the quality of the work but also ensures that it remains personally meaningful and resonant with the audience. 🗝️

Website and Social Media Links:

Website: lanisehoward.com
Instagram: Lanise Howard
LinkedIn: Lanise Howard

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Lanise Howard
Lanise Howard
Lanise Howard is a visual artist who graduated from Otis College of Art and Design. She works mainly in paint and mixed media. Lanise was born in Southern California and raised partially in New York State. Her earliest years were spent from El centro, California to Los Angeles California. The unique environments of Southern California and New York have both shaped the way she sees the world. Her work is usually figurative and often narrative. There is a surrealistic quality to her work, as well as a spiritual feeling that is often embodied.


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