Lauren Falls is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer specializing in realized portraits with fantastical motifs and elements. Lauren seeks to create abstract emotion as visualized experiences for viewers, using broad color schemes. If you would like to take a look at her work, visit her website laurenroseillustrations.com. You can buy prints of her work at etsy.com/shop/theartshingle. You can follow her on Facebook and Instagram @laurenroseillustrations.
Favorite Local Third Place: Lake Rim Park
3 Things you can’t live without: my sketchbook, a pencil, and my phone. I love to take photos for reference for future illustrations while I am out and about.
Local artist (any genre) you admire: I am still really new to the area but I enjoy listening to Lisette.
A practice you’ve started during quarantine that you plan to continue: Figure drawing. I have always enjoyed figure drawing and realized I have not been practicing as much as I used to.
What is one of your current artistic experiments? Exploring more with my ink work. I have always enjoyed using ink alongside painting with watercolor in my illustrations.
Who is someone who encouraged or championed your artwork? My friends have always encouraged me to push myself outside of my own box.
What advice would you give to new/younger/less experienced artists in your genre? Always keep practicing, set reasonable goals, and surround yourself with people who will encourage you to reach those goals.