Brianna Lamar is a fine artist & designer from Ojai, California working in painting, drawing, printmaking, textile and pattern design and jewelry design. She holds a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where she spent one year abroad studying at Polimoda in Florence, Italy (Firenze, Italia). She works from intuition and observation, inspired by nature, daydreams and the divine. Sometimes playful, sometimes seductive, often mystical, her style is fluid, lush, expressive, articulate and architectural.
In January 2014 Brianna founded her namesake jewelry label of modern adornments for men and women and sold in many outlets and was listed in the international Not Just A Label Designer Directory until retiring her label in April 2018. From March 2016 - March 2017 she ran her own weekend art & design gallery in downtown Ojai, CA where she sold her own art and jewelry along with a few select local artists she represented.
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To purchase my original and limited edition fine art visit my Fine Art & Design Haus in the Lucid Haus™ Shop link in the menu at left.
Note: If you are interested in my line of jewelry, you can send an email to inquire whether I have that item in stock. Although my items are no longer in production, I have some left-over inventory, in particular from the most recent Talisman collection and my best-selling Double Feather Ring. You can view my collections in the Adornments tab to the left.
"What we observe is not nature in itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." - Werner Heisenberg
( from The Holographic Universe by Fritjof Capra )
Truth, Liberty & Sovereignty are the principles that drive my philosophical views on life and what it means to be human.
Subscribe to my youtube channel for a deeper look into my philosophy and process.
Mark 11:22 ....Have Faith in God
As a native of Ojai, California, the sacred "Valley of the Moon"....my roots run deep for my love and respect for Nature and the Divine. I am an advocate for the environment, local-made, small-business, freedom, sovereignty, regenerative agriculture,
natural materials and the wisdom of the old ways. I do not support any "climate-change" policies or global agendas.
< art >
"My artwork is an exploration of the realm of the Lucid Lush™,
a personal phrase and artistic philosophy that channeled through me, that describes an infinitely expanding visionary dreamtime space unfolding as the multi-dimensional expression of beauty."
Lucid is the dreamer in the Lush and lulling land.....seeking the voice that speaks through her own hand....
My art process is personal and poetic, thoughtful and intuitive, passionate and meditative. My subject consists of shapes, lines, and colors emerging as forms and symbols to express the mythical, sensual, spiritual, provocative, playful and ever-present unfoldment of being. By allowing the authentic quality of the media to work through me, the lucid lush™ experience comes alive through brush and pen, engaging the viewer into the visceral act of painting and drawing.....an act of the dreaming divine...the dance of the lucid line.
lush - fluid - visceral - spatial
< design >
My world is experienced in two ways simultaneously: through the sensory and the symbolical. My work explores the interwoven dimensions of form and symbolism, construction and connection, beauty and invocation. The Natural Universe is my greatest inspiration, offering the purest insight into the depth and complexity of this creative communion of form, beauty and design with function, purpose and meaning. My design process is intuitive like my art process, however the approach is more structural and engineered according to the application.
modern - rooted - dimensional - ethereal
Polimoda Summer Knitwear Program, Prato, Italy 2004
Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC & Polimoda, Florence, Italy 2002-2004
AAS Degree in Fashion Design
Fashion Industry Work Experience:
Textile Designer at Patagonia - Kids & Baby Collections (Fall 2019 + Spring 2020)
Freelance Textile Designer for startup organic baby clothing company
Freelance Textile Designer for Patagonia - designed for Mens category
Associate Textile Designer at Patagonia - designed for Kids & Baby category
Associate Designer at Patagonia - assisted sportswear designers
Studio Assistant at Stewart & Brown - organic Womenswear
Intern at Linda Loudermilk - eco-couture Womenswear
Art Gallery Representation:
Brianna Lamar Art & Design Gallery - Ojai, CA - March 2016 - March 2017
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA - 2007-2010
Ojai Celebrates Art III Exhibit October 7 - December 31, 2010
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA
Buenaventura Art Association 2nd Annual Watercolor & Aqua Media Open Competition Sept 14-Nov 6, 2010
Pancakes & Booze Art Show Sept 10th, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
Ojai Celebrates Art II Oct. 17 - Nov. 22, 2009
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA
Buenaventura Gallery Open Art Competition Jan. 16 - Feb. 3, 2007
Art in the Canyon August 2005
Matilija Canyon, Ojai, CA
Feminine Forces Jan. - Feb. 2006
Farmer and the Cook, Ojai, CA
Thanks for Stopping By!
Freelance Textile Designer + Fine Artist + Jewelry Designer based in Ojai, California , United States