Lauren’s dreamlike works explore light and colour as a catalyst to examine the mundane spaces of the human experience.
"I have always had a passion for storybooks and illustration. I love how simple pictures and bright colors can spark memories from certain events or periods in our lives. I love to make paintings that tell a story or recall a memory but I think it's important to intentionally leave out some of the details so that the viewer can fill in the gaps themselves. There are many metaphors and memories for me when I make a painting, but when someone else approaches it they may see something completely different, and the story that it brings to mind is one I couldn't have imagined."
Inspired by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, John Turner in her art she is reacting to beauty around her in the mountains, pathways, rivers, skies, lakes and people who are at home there. Seeing the hand and mind of a creative God in the world around her, she is filled with passion to share her interpretation of a dance, a rhythm, a playfulness she sees there.
Ronnie Watt is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artist (SFCA) and a repeat award-winner at FCA exhibitions. His preferred themes are landscapes and still life.
“I am always balancing the dichotomy of precision and whimsey, of the technical and the expressive.”