|Lauren Greenwell, originally from Henderson, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 2006 with a Bachelors of Fine Art. Lauren has exhibited at University of Kentucky Open Studio, the Carey Ellis Juried Show, University of Kentucky Arboretum, University of Kentuckyís Coldstream facility, Angel Mounds Historic Site in Southern Indiana, Miller Fine Art, and LexArtís BuyART! Market. Her works from "Deciduous" have been showcased in solo shows at the Barnhart Gallery in Lexington, KY and Brandywine Studios in Somerset, KY. Laurenís site showcases oil paintings, monotype prints, and watercolors.
Growing up in rural Kentucky has provided Lauren a unique kinship with nature. Just as location serves as a muse, she frequently draws upon childhood and adolescence to explore the human condition of growing up. By combing simple symbols from nature and childhood, volumes can be condensed into one simple image. Combining images, distorting, or drawing upon personal life lessons of growing up and changing creates a subtle surrealism suiting the abstract concepts. The work both reminds and commiserates with all those who experience joy and hardships in their personal growth and change.