Since you're here...

Chances are, you've been itching for a change of scenery and a fresh update to your décor because you are ready to move past feeling stuck. Your sources say that choosing the right art for your space is important, but you are starting to get overwhelmed and frustrated by all the different options and confusing art gallery lingo.

Well my friend, I’m here to help!

My name is Lana Gibson and I am a watercolor artist, nature lover, and new mama. I am so passionate about art and want you to feel the benefits of having art pieces that you love and connect with in your home.

My mission here at State of April is to surprise and delight you with captivating art for your home that will bring more joy into your everyday moments because I believe in celebrating the beauty of life and finding joy in each day and I want to help you do just that.

Your joyful home is within reach.

I continue to create products in the hopes that you will embrace the moments that uplift and inspire you. Because no matter how small they may seem, they are so important. You can be confident in knowing that each piece you find here will enhance and inspire your world beautifully for many years to come.

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Thank you for sharing your stories. I love hearing how your new art has helped you live a more joy-filled life!

  • "I am absolutely in love with Lana's artwork! Her botanical themed prints are a perfect addition to my plant-filled home. I could not be happier with the beautiful, vibrant colors and print quality. Her prints are unique statement pieces and just as stunning in person." -Tiffany Lucas
  • "Lana's Moroccan Spice collection is the perfect blend of modern and boho for home decor! The pieces I chose tied my room together and added some pretty flair to my white walls! The print quality is fantastic and everything arrived safely packaged. I would definitely buy from Lana again!" - Anna Licari

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Painting for Joy

Growing up, my sisters and brother and I would spend a lot of family time gathered around the kitchen table with Mom doing art projects and laughing and singing together. I loved every minute of it. From a young age, I knew that my path would be a creative one and I found myself drawn to the loose spontaneity of watercolor paints. As soon as I put brush to paper, I was hooked.

Though, there was a short time right after I was married and moved across the country (from Utah to North Carolina) that I was pretty lost. I was in a brand new place and had come from a very busy time in my life to kind of a standstill and I just felt trapped. I wanted more.

I decided to finally put my college painting and drawing training to the test and I put my work out into the world. It felt like the perfect opportunity to chase my dream since I had nowhere to go but up. I would come home from work and happily paint into the night. Suddenly my life was full of purpose again. I made new creative friends and started helping people fill their homes with art they loved. Since then, a lot has changed in my business but the core of it remains the same: sharing my heart with others brings so much joy.

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