LaVanda developed her desire to make art an early age, as her first memories are of drawing at the kitchen table with her mother. While at Regis University, she began to mix media on masonite board that represented themes of human connection. Since then, she has exhibited her art in over 18 group and solo exhibitions. LaVanda works primarily in mixed media and uses found objects to make cyanotypes, or blueprints.
LaVanda works to provide engaging instruction for both adult and children learners. Early on, after completing 2 days as a guest drawing instructor for a class of writers, LaVanda realized she was passionate for educating students who wanted to draw, but didn’t know how. During that time she was also inspired to coach high school volleyball, where she applied the knowledge she learned from her four years as a collegiate athlete. Previously, LaVanda was an Education Lead at Sephora in Boulder, Colorado, where she customized training for many different types of adult learners. LaVanda has taught an Introduction to Art for Children class, and looks forward to teaching art classes for adults at Art School Greenz, Grenada.
LaVanda Mireles continues to educate people of all ages. She guides them into improving their skills and helps them gain the confidence to create art they are proud of. LaVanda resides in the West Indies with her husband who is a medical illustrator for St. George’s University, Grenada.