Within all of the elements of art, my foundational aim is to achieve a balance of tightly and loosely rendered areas in my work, sharing the emotion concurrent with my passion. I love the stark value contrasts and varying textures found in nature and endeavor to translate my unique interpretation for the viewer onto a two dimensional surface.
Lane lives in the Rogue River Valley of Southern Oregon. He graduated from Southern Oregon University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and is currently represented by Rimrock Gallery in Prineville, OR, Marta Stafford Fine Art in Marble Falls, TX, and Second Street Gallery in Bandon, OR. He’s earned Diamond Membership in the Watercolor Society of Oregon and has won numerous awards in state, national and international competitions. Most recently, Lane received the Frances Nell Storer Memorial Award for his painting, “Oak Burl”, in the American Watercolor Society’s 148th International Exhibition, the Alden Bryan Memorial Medal for his painting, “Creekside II”, in the American Watercolor Society’s 149th International Exhibition, held in New York City, and the Kanuga Watermedia Workshops Award for his painting “Creekside”, in the National Watercolor Society’s 95th International Exhibition, held in San Pedro, CA. He is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and has had work published in North Light Books’ Strokes of Genius II The Best of Drawing Light and Shadow, Southwest Art and Watercolor Artist. In 2004, he decided to give art his full attention.