Unbound & Outside
Unbound & Outside
Lana Fly was born in Sept-Iles, Quebec on September 19, 1975, to immigrant parents from former Yugoslavia. Right from the start, it was obvious her energy was boundless. As a toddler she ran before she learned to walk. Everything was in reach and she wanted to grab hold of everything as fast as possible. Her passions matched her energy levels and her childhood was full of curiosity and exploration and endless release of her energy.
As a gifted athlete, Lana graduated from high school in Sarnia, Ontario with multiple athletic scholarships but decided to enroll at the University of Western Ontario in the Fine Arts department. She then went on to graduate with an honors degree in Computer Science in 2000 and was recruited to work for Microsoft in Seattle. Her success has always stemmed from her extreme curiosity of the world around her mixed with her desire to create. She loved visualizing and creating software programs but it was not enough. She needed to express her inner landscape. There was a burning desire in her belly she could no longer ignore. With passion and curiosity she paints her subconscious mind by surrendering to the unknown and letting her energy and impulses guide her. She is painting her truth and the results are extraordinary. Paintings are full of energy as if she birthed new life that has a story to tell. They are exactly how they should be... her truth at that moment. The song of the moment. She touches something beyond her and releases it on the canvas.
Currently, Lana Fly is living in Moraga, California with her husband and 3 kids, a dog and 2 cats and a chameleon. Life has lined up perfectly where she is able to pursue her passion and obsession of painting full time and be able to purely focus on pushing the boundaries of painting and what is possible. She thinks of herself as a mad scientist experimenting with her emotions, the subconscious, the spiritual and using her energy to transfer this truth on to the canvas which will sing a song as powerful as music, dance or poetry.