Gerda Lane began pursuing her interest in art in 2014 after raising a family and retiring from a career in the US Department of State. She paints in oil, watercolor, and pastel. She has a degree in fine arts and continues to take classes and workshops in northern Virginia to further develop her skills. Gerda primarily paints landscapes, still life scenes and also enjoys creating whimsical nursery scenes. Her style can be described as impressionistic, choosing colors from a soft French inspired palette. She is a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance, Program Chair of the McLean Art Society, and the Falls Church Art Society, and enjoys belonging to these communities of fellow artists. Gerda works in her studio at the AAA Clarendon Gallery in Arlington.