Alana Lea – Like the Brazilian rainforest where she was born, Alana Lea’s work is richly blessed by diversity. Her love affair with the plant kingdom began in the 1970’s when she became a landscape designer in Puerto Rico. She then moved to the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.A. to open a tropical plant nursery and retail shop, “Tropiflora” as well as an urban plant maintenance business “City Gardeners.”
She sold the businesses to devote herself to botanical art during the 1980’s. Her paintings have been published in books, exhibited at the Bruce Museum of Arts & Sciences and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. She’s a member of the American Association of Botanical Artists.
In 2010 she began to focus on a solution to global warming through tropical agroforestry with a team of experts in the rainforest where she was born. Alana is the Founder of iGiveTrees, Partner of the Drawdown Coalition, Member of the 4per1000 Consortium, Laureate of “100 Projects for the Climate” and a TEDx speaker.
Her environmental art banners have been exhibited at numerous climate change events in the U.S. and Europe.