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About Lane O'Shea


I really enjoy podcasts and one of my favorites is How I Built This With Guy Raz.  If you aren’t familiar with it, the promo statement explains  “Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.”  One of my favorite episodes is the interview with Eileen Fisher.  As she tells it she “signed up for a fashion trade show with no experience, no garments, no patterns or sketches – nothing but a few ideas….”  She also goes on to identify herself as a “shy extrovert.”  Well, shy or not, she and many of those profiled helped me to get off my butt to share my art with you. 

The first time I shared my art publicly was the result of happenstance.  I was reading an online newsletter related to my day job and it included a notice about a non-profit organization that was inviting artists to submit applications for their first annual fundraising juried art show.  This was at a time when I was trying to figure out how to use my art for a purpose other than collecting under the bed.  I had no photos of my artwork, no names for the pieces, no artist’s bio….basically no idea what I was doing except exchanging emails with the organizer as I made the application.  I submitted three pieces for consideration and was stunned when two were accepted.   I was later flabbergasted when one was awarded an Honorable Mention and humbled when multiple offers were made for the piece – Fate sent me a message and I paid attention. 

My mission is to use my art to help support non-profit organizations that are focused on pursuing solutions to challenges that can be resolved through collaboration, commitment, and an unrelenting belief in the power of hope. 
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