My name is Lauren and I am an artist from California. Growing up in the cooler weather of the Bay Area, from a very young age, I developed an interest in putting pencil to paper to keep myself entertained. Once I started I just couldn’t stop, always wanting to experiment with what I drew and how I drew it. Over the course of time, I began to experiment with creative mediums such as acrylic painting, pen & ink, pastels, and sharpening those basic graphite pencil skills that I had once started out with. The basics were one thing to perfect, but once I began to master those, the real fun began. Through a number of classes, independent studying, and constant practice, I found myself using those fundamental skills to focus my broad interests into a subject in which I am passionate to pursue my future career.
Now, a college graduate and having completed my undergraduate degree in Art Practice, I hope to pursue that passion in the industry of Conceptual Art and Animation.
Why Conceptual Art?
Conceptual art is the one time in which we catch a glimpse into how an artist thinks and works through the ideas in his or her head. As viewers, we seem to only focus on the end product and conceptual art is something that is the complete opposite: the work in progress state. This process of development is something that I love to study in the numerous art books and resources available.
Ever since I was little, I can remember being wholly invested in, not only the finished product of a film, but also in how the movie was made and each creative step film teams had to take in order to make that happen. Conceptual art demonstrates just that: it is the gathering of several artists’ ideas and thoughts with a group effort in revision and creative thinking, all with the intent of reaching that goal of making a timeless film.
In my personal work experience, I have gained both knowledge and skills that ultimately help me to work as a team player and to thrive in high-paced professional environments. With training provided by the Walt Disney Company, I am more than willing to dive into any creative team and give it my all, delivering results that go above and beyond my call of duty.
This is the meeting place of some of my best original artwork through the most recent years. There is some of everything here from classical practices to my own creative solutions, to ideas that I brewed in my head at various points in time. From original character designs to the fully rendered still life drawings, I hope to provide an insight into my artistic abilities that I will continue to refine in the many years to come.