Lauren J. Andrews was born and raised in Northern California. As the daughter of a skilled oil painter, she naturally took to drawing, painting, and making at a young age. These early pursuits developed into an insatiable curiosity and love for art, and after a brief stint studying philosophy, she moved to the East Coast to receive an education in the fine arts.
Lauren first studied art at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut, then transferred to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012. She now lives in New Orleans, where she works as a full-time studio artist and teaches watercolor at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.
About The Work
In my work, I focus on capturing the presence and quality of a person or place, similar to the way that we see and remember things. Parts of the images are clear, precise, and detailed; parts are lost, washed out, and vague. I like to play with color, patterns, and spatial relationships to create unified images with patchwork parts, using passages of symbolism to interrupt the representational.
Currently, watercolor on hot press paper is my preferred way of painting. I have also worked with oil, acrylic, print, photography, and video, and continue to play with ideas in various mediums.