Alana Solomon, native of Reidsville, N.C., U.S.A., resides in Wilmington, N.C., U.S.A. As a graduate of East Carolina University School of Art, she received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Alana is the owner and master artist extraordinaire of Just Faux Fun, Inc., based in Wilmington, N.C., U.S.A., specializing in custom finishes, hand-painted murals, artfully-unique painted furniture, restoration and repairs of antiques and artwork, and much, much, more. Her latest venture, Glitter & Gold Leaf: The Artwork of Alana Solomon, is a collection of one-of-a- kind splashy-colorful, impressionistic, custom framed by the artist, artwork. Alana’s artwork is on display at The Purple Door Boutique, located in downtown Reidsville, NC, USA. and also at Tickled Pink Sophisticated Gifts in Lumina Station, Wrightsville Beach, NC, USA. Her art and painted creations have been featured at Epicurean Event for the Methodist Children’s Home, Atlantic Animal Hospital, Wilmington Downtown Inc, and at Maran Home in Wilmington, NC. Alana’s mural work is featured at Commonwealth Brands in Reidsville, NC. And Alana’s mural work brings much comfort to the visitors at Wilkerson Funeral Home in her hometown of Reidsville, NC. And Alana Solomon’s painting “Washing Matilda”was on display for 4.5 months in Wilmington, NC at the Louis Cameron Art Museum—State of the Art, Art of the State exhibit curated by Susan Davidson: Senior Curator, Collections & Exhibitions, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Nicholas Cullinan: Curator of International Modern Art at Tate Modern, London, Apsara Di Quinzio: Assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Timothy Anglin Burgard: The Ednah Root Curator of American Art and the Curator-in- Charge of the American Art Department for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Alana’s artwork has been published in Kodansha Publishing’s Weekly Mornings Magazine in Japan and American Showcase Directory of Illustration. Alana’s illustrations have been featured in the Nibble Me Books Necco Candy Children’s books. She has designed logos and printed materials for North Carolina Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Julianne Farms of Reidsville NC, Garmon Housing of Bolivia NC, Vintage Limousine Service Reidsville NC, and Currie Builders Inc. of Greensboro NC.
Alana gives many paintings for auction to benefit causes she believes in like the following: The Epicurean Evening of the Methodist Children’s Home, Wilmington Downtown Inc., Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) sponsored by Atlantic Animal Hospital, Wilmington, NC, The Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc. of Wilmington, NC, and Animal Warriors. Call Alana early for your next fundraiser. If you are lucky, she will contribute an original work of art to be auctioned for your cause, because Alana cares about causes!
Alana is inspired by all things art and believes that in art, there is exactly and only one rule: “There are no rules!” Her favorite motto is: “The best artists are children!” and “True artists never grow up!” From crayons, to finger paints, to walls, to easels, Alana has immersed herself in paint, painting, drawing, murals, faux painting, painted furniture, portraiture, fashion, children’s books, photography, and many other forms of artistic expression. She will encourage anyone to explore the creative world of art by nature-discovery, self-discovery and ultimately discovering the original Artist, The Creator Himself. Alana is passionate about using the gifts on loan to her, to inspire others to do the same. She definitely lives by the motto: “Do what you love; Love what you do.” And if you don’t love what she just did, hang around, you might just love the next thing she does! She’s on a rampage and paintings are emerging at an alarmingly exponential rate!
To contact Alana:
Phone is BEST! USA 910 232 5427
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Hi Alana. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am really enjoying reading about your accomplishments and seeing examples of your work. I am subscribing to your blog and will follow closely. Peace and Light.
Sweet Alana! You are a true inspiration! Thank you for all you do. Love, LOVE your work!