Hi friend!

My name is Lauren, and as you’ve probably guessed, I love to paint! I’ve been painting for as long as I can remember. In fact, here’s a picture of me when I was a little Lauren, very excited to make a finger-painted master piece (and probably a mess too 😂).

Since those days out on the back porch, I have loved learning about everything and anything art. Nowadays, I usually paint with a brush instead of a finger, but still hold the same excitement and joy every time I create a new painting.

Before Art With Lauren, I led education programs at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, NC State University, the Boys and Girls Club, and started Raleigh, NC's most popular "Paint & Sip" workshop.

I also led art exhibitions and community outreach for my local town's Parks & Rec Department (think Leslie Knope, but in real life).

I hold a bachelors in Art & Design from North Carolina State University.

For adults and kids, play is such an important aspect of learning. My method is to introduce the topic, provide demonstration and inspiration, and then let the learner learn by doing.

Art is an opportunity to relax, to learn about ourselves, and to explore the world.

I try to encourage lots of experimenting and believe there are no mistakes when it comes to painting, just "happy accidents".

I am a goofy, encouraging, and patient teacher. I feel like I've done a good job if you have the confidence and skills that you need to create your own works of watercolor art!

💌 Ms. Lauren
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I present to you... ART!

The other day I was playing "Moon River" by Audrey Hepburn on the piano and had this lovely image in my head of what that song could look like on paper. Here's what I came up with :) I hope this painting is as relaxing to watch as it was to create 🎨