Lauren is originally from Chicago, Illinois, yet she has been living out on the west coast for almost 13 years. After growing up in the area and attending Granite Bay High School, she continued her education and passion for art at San Diego State University. Lauren graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor in Fine Studio Arts and an emphasis in Painting. Although she dabbles in all mediums (from colored pencil and pastels to watercolor and acrylics), her preferred medium is oil paint and painting portraits is her favorite subject matter.
Lauren has worked with kids of all ages for a little over 14 years as a nanny/babysitter and as a tutor to children in a number of different subjects. Throughout her time in college, she also did volunteer work with Girl Scouts of America, assisting in a variety of workshops and events. Her goal is for her students to be as excited about art and learning as she is - each and every day!