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Color is vital. Color is what makes the work relatable through feelings, associations, or just pleasurable. Color is playful, creates tricks to the mind, and manipulates the emotions.
It allows me to be raw, to work with the medium. A medium that was used by old masters and now for post modern imagery. As I open myself up to what the medium is going to do, or produce, it can lead me no where but where it is suppose to be. Where I want it to be. The start of the painting is before the canvas is built and begins at the thoughtful sketch. Creating the piece is to harmonize the moment with the medium.
The tools have to work together to create and image that satisfies both. In a world where we have computers, graphic designers, and educational tools to tell us how to create this “flawless” image(s), I aim to create images that translates graphically well but has an obvious “artist’s hand”.
"Being creative is, it seems, a drug, a passion that drives them onwards. It is also a capability of all people, did we but know."
I ATTENDED SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN GEORGETOWN TEXAS WITH A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AND MINOR IN STUDIO ART. BLACKS AND GREYS ARE MY DAILY WEAR AND ALL MY COLOR DECISIONS ARE ON THE CANVAS. I LIVE IN...NEAR AUSTIN...WITH MY SPORTS-INCLINED HUSBAND, TWO CATS, AND DOG. I AM OPEN TO COMMISSIONS, I WILL PAINT YOUR LOGO ON SOMETHING, AND GIVE THE BEST HUGS.
2011 Lauren McPhail: Old and New, Dynamic Bodyworks, Austin Texas
2011 Sparkle Horse, Quacks Bakery, Austin Texas
2010 When Colors Reveal the World, Dominican Joe's, Austin Texas
2008 Senior Show, The Sarofim Fine Arts Building, Georgetown Texas
East Austin Studio Tour, EAST
2009, 2010, 2011 E.A.S.T., Art Post, Austin Texas
2015 E.A.S.T.,Abby Mandel Burnham Studio, Austin Texas
2016 E.A.S.T., Cement Loop, Austin Texas
Cianfrani’s Coffee Shop, Georgetown Texas, Big Art Show, The Parlor, Austin Texas, Austin Art Garage, Austin Texas