Lani Westerman

Clifton Gardens II

The Edge (Wylie’s Baths, Sydney)

Three Juicy Mangoes

Bondi Beach

Pool (Prince Alfred Park Pool, Sydney)

Glasshouse By The Sea

Pergola Love

Rose Bay

The Garden – Winner of the Anthea Polson Art Award at the Paddington Art Prize 2023

Harbour (Redleaf, NSW)


‘Lani’s early life experience in Canberra, a city planned with respect to the architectural vision of Walter Burley and Marion Griffin, led her to appreciate symmetry,  alignment, mapping and the interrelationship between natural and designed elements in the landscape.

Later, Lani trained to become an architect which contributed to a strong creative framework to harness her passion for painting, particularly with regard to balanced composition, attention to detail and the use of historical precedents.

Travel and living aboard has also influenced Lani’s ways of experiencing and representing landscape.

Lani looks for beauty and purity of form in the natural and built environment which she translates into her artwork. She is currently focused on the idea that a meandering line is intersected by a rational grid. Lani endeavours to capture the quintessential essence of the landscape in a style that is timeless.’


group exhibitions:

  • 2015 ‘Four Women’, the Arthouse Hotel Sydney, NSW


selected finalist: awards and prizes:

  • 2023 ‘Paddington Art Prize’ Finalist

– Anthea Polsen Art Gallery Award

  • 2009 ‘Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prize for Painting



  • Master of Architecture, University of Sydney 2011
  • Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Urban Planning & Allied Arts), University of Sydney 2008

New Works

March 22, 2025 - April 5, 2025

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