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Hafner Fine Arts

Original Paintings, Watercolors and Hand-Embellished Limited Editions.

About The Artist

Mrs. Hafner's works are included in numerous private, public and corporate collections throughout the world. Mrs. Hafner currently resides in Mountain View, California.

Since 1976 she has participated in over 60 exhibitions throughout the world: Amsterdam, Boston, Brussels, Caracas, Carmel, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Los Angeles, New York City, Palo Alto, Rome, San Francisco, San Mateo, Woodside, Toronto, Vienna.

Artist Lila Hafner

After graduating from the Academy of Performing Arts, Lila Hafner gained international recognition as a ballerina, and as an honored member of several major ballet companies, she has virtually danced around the world. Lila Hafner loved the ballet above all. However, in 1976 her career as a ballerina was abruptly ended when she sustained a severe injury while performing. Fortunately, she found the strength by turning to her past, and devoting herself completely to her second love, her love of painting.

In this fast paced modern world, it is rather easy for the value of life to become obscured. Performance, attainment, and the day-to-day rush to get things done, may tend to become ends unto themselves. When we lose sight of life's meaning, we may begin to feel a sense of longing for a time and place where people lived closer to nature, and where life's meaning was intrinsic.

Nature and the value of life are the greatest gifts the contemporary painter can offer at a time when accelerated industrialization removes us from the natural. Traffic, the rush of life, the concrete and iron, which surrounds us and denies the view... All these things strengthen even more our sense of nostalgia for the world, which is represented in Mrs. Hafner's work.

"Mrs. Hafner's paintings do not face us with problems and do not impose the painful obligations of deciphering them. Her paintings simply do not expect nor demand the effort of communication, they offer themselves directly and conquer us by their simplicity, their unassuming and poetic quality."

This is the world of Lila Hafner, a painter whose work is very close to our own identity. She touches our deepest yearnings with her art. Lila Hafner believes that the human being can still be saved in this hectic world. She believes that the human spirit can still transfer us back into our childhood. Best of all, she believes that none of us, deep within our soul, will ever grow up. Lila Hafner is an "enfant superb," her eyes wide open in a world where piety is triumphant; a world drenched in tradition, where poetic impressions are transported to canvas as a contemporary expression.



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