Falls Church Arts

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Ilona Lantos

I am an educator and artist, whose passion can be summed up in a few words, “creating art is for everyone.” Teaching and art making have been part of my whole life. I used to teach languages, computer graphics design, music and jewelry making. When my only child, Chris, died from cancer at age 12, I was devastated. My heart broke into a million pieces and I felt I lost my life purpose. It was at a grief conference when I was introduced to painting as a way of dealing with grief. I immediately felt a deep connection with colors. I attended several art classes, including silk painting, acrylic, watercolor and alcohol ink, mandalas, and art journaling. I realized that with brushes and paints I am able to express what is hard to say in words. I committed to rebuilding myself as an artist.I regularly exhibit in several galleries in the Washington DC area. In addition to being a member of Falls Church Arts, I am a member of the Intentional Creativity Guild, the Del Ray Artisans Gallery and the Arlington Artists Alliance.When I am not painting or teaching art, I enjoy practicing mindful awareness meditation and socializing with other artists. I am also dedicated to helping kids with cancer via the Chris Lantos Foundation that my husband and I established in memory of our son.I live in Virginia with my husband Attila and my son’s cat, Mr. Mittens.

Artist's Works

Ilona Lantos

acrylic

Ilona Lantos

mixed media

Ilona Lantos

acrylic

Ilona Lantos

acrylic

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