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Lance grew up in Venice, California and was attracted to art at an early age, drawing cars, people, and buildings.  In high school he took art classes and majored in Industrial Art.

After a two year enlistment in the navy he went back to school and graduated from Santa Monica college with an Associate in Arts degree.   He then followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming an electrician, getting married and starting a family.


Always anxious to return to art, Lance eventually quit the electrical trade to become a Special Effects Make-up Artist where he could express his desire for drawing, sculpting, and painting. 

For the last ten years Lance has been creating his art full time occasionally taking a break to do some film work.

Lance Anderson’s art is strongly influenced by his work in the film industry as a special effects make-up artist. He draws his inspiration from a combination of childhood memories, classic black and white films of the thirties and forties and his observations on the many movie sets he has worked on.

"To me painting is very much like making a movie, except unlike a movie, I control all the elements that go into my painting. I create a storyboard, then I frame the subject like the Director. I light the subject and control the look, not unlike the Cinematographer and Art Director...It's very rewarding"

13th Annual Malibu Art Festival, Dottie Idler Award "Best of Show"
13th Annual Malibu Art Festival, "First Place Sculpture"
2002 Juried into Fredrick R. Weisman Museum of Art Exhibition, "Best of Show"
2003 Juried into Thousand Oaks Art Association Juried Art Exhibition, "Honorable Mention"
2004 Juried into Malibu Art Association Juried Art Exhibition, "Second Place"
2005 Juried into Topanga Canyon Juried Art Show
2005 Juried into Malibu Art Association's Santa Monica Art Exhibition, "First Place"
2005 Juried into Malibu Art Festival (no awards exhibition)
2006 Academy Award nomination, achievement in makeup for "Cinderella Man"
2007 Juried into Malibu Art Festival (no awards exhibition)

2007 Juried into "Dreams and Reality" Hamilton Gallery exhibition in Santa Monica
2010 Art display Malibu Library
2011 Seaside Gallery, Pismo Beach Invitational show

Malibu Art Association

Contact Artist at :  leppurds@msn.com



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