Liane holds an MFA in arts administration from Columbia University in New York and a BA magna cum laude in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Liane’s original techniques for training artists can be traced to her art history background, where she learned the value of putting two images next to each other (juxtaposition) in order to see each one’s unique attributes more clearly.
Liane began painting on her birthday on August 25th, 1995 when she was still a freelance journalist. She has been painting, drawing and exhibiting ever since. The Genesis Cards are taken from Liane’s sketchbooks and canvases over a twelve year period. They were published bilingually in English and Japanese as a deck of cards with guidebook in 2008.
After publication of the Genesis Cards and Guidebook–“The Genesis Way”– Liane introduced Level 1 and 2 workshops to thoroughly train artists of all ages and stages of development to make drawings and use the Genesis Cards to create an intimate dialogue between art and artist.