"Painting is a form of gratitude for the gift I have received and serves as a platform for interacting and sharing the mystery of Christ with those who encounter my work. I embark on a journey of inspiration, memory, and revelation when I begin painting. Control proves to be the root of frustration and disappointment. Allowing the process of discovery and enlightenment to drive the direction and purpose of each painting, I surrender my desire to control. Seeking wisdom and inspiration from the Word of God as I work, I grow in my relationship with the first artist who created the heavens and the earth."
Lauren Taylor is a professional oil painter living in Okinawa, Japan. She was born and raised in Minnesota, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Management Studies at St. Olaf College in 2011. Lauren taught Kindergarten through 5th grade Art in Colorado Springs, Colorado from 2011 to 2014 and graduated with her Master of Arts in Education from the University of Colorado Denver in 2014. She has had solo and collaborative exhibitions on the St. Olaf College campus in the Dittmann Center as well as the Buntrock Commons from 2008 to 2011. She has sold paintings from her online gallery as well as worked on commissioned projects for clients around the world.
Her work is currently displayed on her online gallery and gains clients through word-of-mouth recommendations.