Rana Lytes

Artist bio

Art is has been my favorite subject in school growing up. I was in AP 2-D art classes all middle and high school. I did local art shows in Louisville , Ky. I plan to complete my degree in art education next year. I submitted art in the SC state fair in 2017. I've started my own business called Custom Art by Rana, LLC. I accept commissioned orders and offer many different customize art such as drawings, paintings, decorated wreaths, wooden letters, frames and more. Professional Summary I consider myself as an energetic team member who leaves a positive impression with anyone I encounter. Staying involved in my work environment provides many learning experiences. As an aspiring educator, I am always willing to learn more so that I can effectively teach and train others. Being able to share knowledge and skills is my motivation. Having interest and experience in different career fields brings versatility and new innovative ideas. Experience Custom Art by Rana, LLC; Columbia, SC (January 2016- Present) Owner/ Artist Creative custom artwork such as portraits, painted wooden letters, frames, decorative wreaths and more. I also provide art prints. My goal as an artist is to be able to bring a client’s creative idea to life. I provide quality, professional art in a timely manner. I have positive interactions with all possible and previous clients. I plan to offer paint classes and other events to engage more with the community and inspire others. Education 2015 Midlands Technical College; Columbia, SC Associates of Science, obtained 12/2017 2015 Midlands Technical College; Columbia, SC Associates of Art, obtained 05/2017 2010 Oldham County High School; Buckner, KY High School Diploma obtained 06/2010 Skills • Preceptor training • Unit secretary training • Excellent analytical skills • Critical thinker • Strong research skills • Dedicated team player • Great communication skills • Microsoft Office, Excel, Access PowerPoint proficiency • Outstanding artistic skills and creative style • Organized fast worker More about me I started my own business creating customized artwork. Custom Art by Rana, LLC. I accept commissions nationally. I offer a variety of unique products. Art has been my favorite subject and hobby throughout my life. Now I am able to inspire and affect others with my creative skills. Becoming an art teacher has always been my initial career goal. I plan to attend USC and complete the last year of the art education program to teach grades K-12 2-D art and art history. I believe instructing local paint classes can help me towards my goal.


Vigilant Warrior

Artist Statement

When creating this piece, I wanted to display the strength of the warrior, I was experimenting with different patterns and color schemes together. I was inspired by a blend of cultures.

How it fits into contest

This scripture identifies the importance of the armor of God and the strength that faith has. I thought it would be a good idea to cover the warriors mouth because his strong stance presents readiness and with that peace follows. The warrior has a tight grip on a pole letting his enemy know he's holding his ground. When Satan strikes, strike back with God. I added two swords in the back, the breast plate, helmet and other forms of protection that make up the armor of God.


Rana Lytes

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a hand-created copy
Purchase price: $100

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