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Hello and welcome!
I am an abstract artist that creates fluid, landscape-inspired paintings. My work arises from an awareness and reverence for the physical environment around me. The paintings are meditations on calmness and energy, permanence and transience witnessed in nature. My work feels like an adventure - a vibrant, joyous adventure through paint.

​I soak and stain my canvases, shifting the pigmented water around on the substrate. The process involves a balance of control and abandon, a play between the intentional and incidental. Letting one pour or mark lead me to the next, embracing the physical work of painting.

Living with one of my pieces brings an exuberant and immersive presence to your space. Work that invites you to slow down and appreciate the delicate vivacity and buoyant energy…

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  • Born on March 6
  • Joined April 7, 2009

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original contemporary abstract paintings

About

Hello and welcome!
I am an abstract artist that creates fluid, landscape-inspired paintings. My work arises from an awareness and reverence for the physical environment around me. The paintings are meditations on calmness and energy, permanence and transience witnessed in nature. My work feels like an adventure - a vibrant, joyous adventure through paint.

​I soak and stain my canvases, shifting the pigmented water around on the substrate. The process involves a balance of control and abandon, a play between the intentional and incidental. Letting one pour or mark lead me to the next, embracing the physical work of painting.

Living with one of my pieces brings an exuberant and immersive presence to your space. Work that invites you to slow down and appreciate the delicate vivacity and buoyant energy.


A bit of history...

I am a graduate of Fairmont State University and West Virginia University, where I hold an Interdisciplinary BA in Studio Art/French and a BFA in Visual Art. While at FSU, I studied with acclaimed landscape painter Lynn Boggess and also met my future husband, Derek Overfield in drawing class! Trips to world-class museums in New York, London, and Paris (where that French concentration proved helpful...sort of?) further charged my love for art history and cemented our love of visiting museums together.

The time spent studying with Boggess instilled a deep appreciation for process and a strong work ethic, leading to several years of painting outdoors among the elements. That experience lends itself to the intensity and inspiration that I now draw on in the studio.

My work has been featured on blogs such as West Elm, HGTV, Elements of Style, and Kelly Market. I've collaborated with designers & brands such as Crate & Barrel, created custom paintings for clients, and have works in both national and international private collections. My husband and I live in a 1930's house tucked into the hills of West Virginia. We partially renovated our home to fit in a studio for both of us to share, squeezed in with our two cats. ​Hello and welcome! My name is Lauren and I am a painter who lives in West Virginia with my two cats and artist husband. My work focuses on paintings that capture the feeling of my state's terrain through abstraction. A combination of oil and acrylic paint is used to create works that are energetic, bold, and lusciously textured. I have been painting intensively for over a decade and have my work placed in both public and private collections throughout the world.

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ARTIST STATEMENT

My work arises from an awareness and reverence for the physical environment around me. Awe of the land's pervasive mystery and potential grows inward and ultimately re-emerges in abstraction. I soak and stain my pieces, shifting the pigmented water around on the canvas. This painting process suggests the primal simplicity and organic rhythm of the landscape. Natural themes, such as the way water shapes the land, are mirrored in the visual traces of paint left behind.

I evoke the opposing forces of calmness and energy, permanence and transience witnessed in nature - the representation in paint akin to the glory in which a cathedral strives.

Lauren Adams
2016

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