Derived from a sense of place, Lauren’s practice has developed through an in-depth exploration of the history, architecture and associated objects in areas with which she has a personal connection. Through drawing and painting, she develops open narratives about these places by considering individual, collective and social memories. Psychogeography has brought a new way of forming a relationship with these places from her childhood by finding the banal, the ordinary and even the strange with a new perspective of what already exists. Drawing has become a crucial way of articulating these ideas within her practice and a realism echoes through her work, emphasising the uncanny nature of everyday objects and architecture.


Lauren is a visual artist from Edinburgh and she graduated from Gray’s School of Art with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Painting. Lauren was awarded the RGU Arts and Heritage Purchase Prize with her drawings selected for the permanent collection. In 2020, Lauren was selected for Graduate in Residence with Leith School of Art, where she is now a visiting tutor. Lauren has exhibited locally and internationally in selected group and solo shows including Wells Contemporary Art 2021 and Society of Scottish Artists 2021 where she was awarded The Purcell Paper Prize. Currently as Artist in Residence at George Watson’s College, Lauren is developing a body of work based on her research of an area of interest, Killin.