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Lauren Elise was born on Nauru Is., and studied Graphic Design at National School of Design, Swinburne University, Prahran, Victoria. She has been a professional graphic designer for over 15 years.
Primarily a self-taught painter, Lauren Elise's interest in art stems from her 97y.o. Grandmother who taught her the basics of (oil) painting at a very young age. After a long hiatus, and a trying time to have children, Lauren Elise became a 'late-blooming' Mother in 2015, and refound her desire to paint. Her biggest inspiration is her 'miracle' daughter, who is featured in some of her paintings.
Before motherhood, Lauren Elise was the Senior Designer and Medical Illustrator for the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University for 5 years. She then moved into Advertising at Clemenger BBDO and Simon Richards. While working, Lauren Elise further studied Art Direction at AWARD School and reached the top 10 graduates in Victoria. Lauren has also studied contemporary portraiture with inspirational artist and tutor, Jennifer Croom.
Lauren Elise now focuses her career in painting and drawing, accepts commissions, and enjoys conducting painting demonstrations. She has taught life drawing, and beginner painting classes.
Lauren Elise’s artwork draws on multiple influences from Australian life, travel, family, Realist, Impressionist, Surrealist movements to her life and involvement in the theatre.
Lauren Elise can be contacted:
Mornington Art Exhibition, 2019
'SISTERS 3' exhibition, The Rooms, in The Arcade, Eastland Shopping Centre, 2018
Chelsea Art Show, 2018
Warranwood Art Show 2018
Knox Art Show, 2018
Mornington Art Show 2018
Whitehorse Art Show 2017
Hobsons Bay Art Show 2017
'Little Archies' Portrait exhibition, Oak Hill Gallery 2017
The Bayside Art Show 2017
Camberwell Art Show 2017
Art in Tune 2017
Mornington Art Show 2017 (High Commendation)
Hobsons Bay Art Show 2015
Bayside Art Show 2015
Bayside Art Show 2013
Hobson's Bay Art Show 2013
Australian Artist Magazine, May 2018