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Artist Statement


I work in acrylic, pastel and emotion, in its analytical meaning (e: out; motion), the outward movement from the self to create expression. In that sense, the how and the why of my work are intertwined. The artistic process of applying and the subsequent scrapping away of paint is also the exploration and interaction with the perceived self.  The process is a fully sensate experience relying on focused participation in life and interpreting the resonating inner response in color and texture.

The resulting art is described as abstract but the reality it depicts is quite defined: a child’s EEG, a deep breath of sea air, the gathering of courage in the face of despair, opening to hope. The subject matter is endless, vibrant and rich. As is my life, as is yours.

Lauren Portrait Art
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