Collection: Lauren Anderson

My paintings are about balance within ordinary life. This balance is conveyed through delicate relationships between movement and stillness, subtle and bright colors, objects in space, and contrast between past and present. Sometimes this includes a direct relation to the work of historical masters, and sometimes it presents itself in a juxtaposition of my personal experiences, inspirations, and memories, and my current physical place in the world.

I invest time and careful consideration in each painting’s set-up and I typically have a clear concept and composition in mind before extending brush to canvas. Working from the combination of direct observation and photo references, I am inspired by color and value relationships, the softness of natural light, and the potential for narrative within the composition.