Wanda L. Spence is a native Washingtonian and attended DC Public Schools where she graduated from Calvin Coolidge Sr. High School. Wanda received a Diploma in Computer Programming from Strayer College of Washington, DC; BBA in Business Administration from Averett College and Masters Degree in Project Management/ Entrepreneurship from George Washington University of Washington, DC. Wanda has been an artist since childhood and studied art at The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and other art workshops of Washington, DC and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Spence is a professional SAG actor in Film, TV and Theater. To name a few, she has
performed in commercials for Black Entertainment TV, Law and Order and House of Cards. She studied acting at Studio Theatre, University of DC and Shakespeare Theatre of Washington, DC. Spence is currently the Director of Administration for Central Union Mission, a 132-year-old homeless shelter for men. Spence is a Christ filled believer and a leading professional executive in her church community and professional life.
Spence exhibited her art in student art shows while attending UDC. Inspired as a businesswoman, Wanda launched LUWAN Creations founded in 2012. Her hand painted crafted cards and entrepreneurial spirit comes from family lineage and a combined 20 years of experience in the creative arts and business industries.
Spence is inspired by her great aunt’s words, You can do anything you put your mind to when creating art. God’s creation and the beauty of nature also influence Spence’s art. Spence is a current member of Art Impact USA and was chosen to exhibit her art in the Carnaval: Celebrations of the African Diaspora exhibition at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, February and March 2016.
“The Yellow Bow was originally created in 2012 as a hand painted card with the use of acrylic paints, then enlarged on canvas paper with reapplied acrylic to enhance each flower with vibrant colors. The yellow bow is the main subject and enhances the flower arrangement with applied brush strokes and finger painting. The use of the yellow bow adds a richness of coordination of space and a three dimensional view.”
- Wanda L. Spence
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