Lauren Lazarus is a self-taught artist whose work embodies a wide variety of concepts and genres. Whether it’s abstract landscapes and florals or life-like portraits of people and animals, she is in a constant state of creative exploration. Acrylic paint is her medium of choice since she prefers fast-drying materials that accommodate her desire to paint quickly. Music and painting go hand in hand for the artist, as she pulls a lot of inspiration from the beat and melody of her varied playlist of favorite tunes. Oftentimes, the type of music will dictate the nature of the brushstrokes. For example, the strokes become more erratic and quicker when listening to electronica house music like Rufus Du Sol. Portraiture work or architectural pieces require more attention to detail in which case a more melodic, acoustic playlist is preferred like JJ Cale or Neil Young. Whatever the case may be, the goal is simple: to connect with people in a universal way through artistic expression.