Ariyana Gibbon , is the Creative Producer on the documentary An
Artist of Life Profile of His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The large
Eco-Peace murals for which the talented painter, writer, and
designer is perhaps best known for include a 125 ft. outdoor wall
in the student lunch area, created with student participation at
an inner city public middle school in San Diego. Her work has
been written about in The L.A. Times, San Diego Union, S.D.
Art News, New Visions Magazine, Whole Life Times, Better World
Magazine, Eco-Times, and KPBS On Air Magazine. Her art has also
been seen on several front covers. She has taught for over 12
years. Seven years in the Public School System as an
Artist-in-residence, Young at Art (S.D.) Performing Tree (L.A.).
She has also taught a variety of other subjects in private
schools, museums and after school programs. One of her Eco-Peace
Murals in Santa Monica was commissioned by the California trend
setter Fred Segal. Nissan Motors commissioned a set of 12
illustrations for a 1995 Calendar which was published in Japan.
During the 80's she was an Art Curator for the Multicultural
Arts Center in San Diego . She has also worked with UNEP United
Nations Environmental Program.
In Oct. 1994 her home and studio burnt to the ground in the
Angeles National Forest which became the Seed Inspiration to
create art from the remnants of the fire debris. Today in 2010,
she is the Founder/ Director of Healing from the Ashes. A new
non-profit volunteer run program that offers a helping hand
to survivors of fires and other natural disasters through
the Creative Arts.