Recently married and illustrator extraordinaire! We came across Lauren through a friend of a friend and had the pleasure of seeing her works showcased at the 2014 Sydney Finders Keepers market.
S: Can you tell us what led you to become an illustrator?
L: I’ve always had a love of children’s books and illustration. I have vivid memories of spending hours pouring over my picture books as a child, that continued into my adult like so I guess it like a natural thing for me to do. I studied Design & Illustration at Enmore Design Centre to get my skills up and to have the amazing opportunity to learn more about the world of illustration.
S: What is the best project you have worked on?
L: Oh man! So many great projects, I think every picture book I’ve worked on has been an incredible experience. I think the best projects are the ones that challenge me in what I think I’m capable of and force me to grow. I’ve got 2 picture books coming out in the next 6 months which were amazing projects to work on.
S: Draw the contents of your bag.
S: What 5 words best describe your art?
L: Whimsical, natural, innocent, simple and organic.
S: Who would you swap lives with for a day?
L: I’d love to be Karen O for a day. She wears incredible costumes and is a total rock-star! Complete opposite to me.
S: Your most watched movie is?
L: I have a couple: “Death at a Funeral” and “Little Miss Sunshine” make me laugh every time. I also love the art direction of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Away We Go”.
S: Draw your most memorable birthday cake.
L: My 4th birthday cake was a space ship at my fairy dress up party!
After graduating from Enmore Design Centre, Lauren has taken her passion of illustration and transformed it into beautiful art prints, greetings cards, custom family portraits and illustration works for children’s books. Designer of logos and whimsical creatures, her watercolour images will leave you wishing for more beauty in your life and home. Which is why…
We want to give one lucky Spoonful reader a copy of Lauren’s “Mountains” art print to colour up your walls with. To enter, simply head over to Lauren Merrick Illustration and comment to tell us which of Lauren’s works is your favourite and why.
The winner will be announced 2 weeks from today – GOODLUCK!
All images featured within the Visual Poetry with Lauren Merrick article were designed and supplied to us by Lauren Merrick and all images remain her property.