Lauren grew up in a small PA farm town where she was inspired to pursue a life in the arts by her family. It is their dedication to passion, expression and beauty that inspires her to create.Lauren earned her BFA in Art and Art History with a focus in painting from Lebanon Valley College. During this time, she studied abroad in Perugia, Italy, moved by the significant impact art can have on culture, history and society. In 2015, Lauren completed her MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning + Design from the University of the Arts, Phila. PA. It has been a goal throughout her career to share the positive impact Art has on the human spirit. Lauren believes, being able to tap into the creative self is one of the greatest blessings we are so graciously given. Her work seeks to be a safe place driven by love and grace. It unpacks relationships between humanness and our natural world. She is endlessly inspired and intrigued by other art forms. The creative spirit is not limited to the single material by which it reveals itself. Poetry, painting, music and prayer are beautifully connected. Her work fuses these vessels of human expression together. Richly infused with faith, her work is listening to the music and poetry surrounding it. It reveals this underlying truth and patient understanding that we are not alone.In addition to painting full-time, she is a freelance graphic designer and serves as the publication designer for the allSHEmakes global women’s art magazine.