About the Artist
Bodies of work:
All of my works are motivated by the search for meaning; on creating a portrait of the inner landscape; the quiet voice within.
They are a celebration of the Self; of intuition; of the personal guide inside us all, that speaks the universal truth always.
They are always sequential, and best viewed as an entire body of work. It is the process of unfolding, the exploration of wonderment, the tension between understanding and not understanding that motivates my work.
The series entitled ?illuminations? is the midway point between my external search for truth (representational), and my most recent body of work entitled ?Scroll Drawings?, which is stream of consciousness, psychological, narrative, from fantasy.
In ?Illuminations?, I am a creator of worlds. These tiny portraits are the worlds within myself that I see. I am creating portraits of the ancestors I see inside myself. Their diminutive scale highlights their preciousness, requires that we know them intimately.
It is our past that reveals our present.
With `Scroll Drawings?, each drawing is a microcosm of life. We live moment to moment and then the story ends.
Lauren Cherry, born and raised in Manhattan, graduated from The School of Visual Arts and the Arts Students League in New York City.
In 1984 she established her Art Studio in New York City, where she has delighted clients - ranging from museums and fortune 500 companies to royalty - with her illusionistic paintings and fine art.
Her work has been published in numerous interior design journals and featured on Lifetime cable television's show, 'Our Home'. She has had the honor of a faculty position at The School of Visual Arts in New York for five years, where she taught painting to undergraduate and continuing education students.
Lauren currently divides her time between
New York and mid-coast Maine.
Preferred Audiences: College, Adult
Seasonal Availability: spring;summer;winter
Disciplines: Design Arts, Visual Arts, Painting, Crafts
CherryLauren16 Ocean View Place
East Boothbay ME 04544-6445