Featured Artist: Arielle Lane

"My artwork comes from my thoughts, emotions, and the experiences I have been through," says Arielle Lane of Pure Natural Nail Lounge in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Arielle Lane, Pure Natural Nail Lounge, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Preferred media: Watercolor and ink 

<p>Arielle Lane</p>

Her story: I’ve been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. A few years ago I had no home, no money, and only a backpack full of belongings. During that time when I was unable to create artwork, I used any piece of scrap I could get my hands on to paint or doodle on. Art is a way of life for me, not just a hobby. Art has gotten me through so much in my life. I wouldn’t be here without it. 

Inspiration/motivation: My artwork comes from my thoughts, emotions, and the experiences I have been through.

The intersection of nails and fine art: Being a nail technician has definitely made me more detail-oriented with my art. I also love when anyone is willing to step outside the box when it comes to nail art.

See more art here: Articles Gallery, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Instagram @l0stexpl0rer

Would you like to be NAILS’ next “Featured Artist”? To be considered, email photos of your non-nail artwork to  judy.lessin[at]

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