Lana Ballot | Tutor at Tuscany in the Frame Italian Workshops

Lana Ballot is a professional artist and pastel painting instructor, known for her landscapes and seascapes. Lana is working primarily in pastels preferring this medium for its immediacy, spontaneity, and unparalleled luminosity of color. Based on years of experience painting outdoors, confident and expressive use of color and painterly mark-making are characteristic of Lana’s work.

Lana is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been exhibited in national juried shows, including the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York City. In 2015, she received an Honorable mention in the Pastel 100, the annual international competition held by the Pastel Journal. In 2016, she won The Yang Family Award in the Pastel Society’s annual show Enduring Brilliance.

Lana lives on Long Island, New York.

Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage and stand-out cities – first among them Florence – make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea and rich seabeds, are peerless.

You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuan Alps and in several protected areas, such as the Orbetello Lagoon, home to many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets.
However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci and Pitigliano guard necropoli and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories from the Roman Age.

Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called pievi) and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant’Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti and the Maremma.
Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.