Watercolor painter, New Yorker, wanderer, design geek, lawyer/professional bookworm. Visit my site Wandering Laur for all kinds of animal art!
I'm Lauren: a painter, New Yorker, lover of good books, horses, dogs, great food, traveling, drawing. My shop is named Wandering Laur because nothing thrills me more than traveling, exploring, learning, and, well, wandering.
When I was a little girl, I loved animals and art so much that I used to tell anyone who asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up that I wanted to be a "veterinarian with pictures all over the walls," but ultimately, I'd rather wield a paintbrush than a scalpel. As the daughter of a veterinarian and an art dealer, my passion for both painting and animals was established very early. Watercolors are my medium of choice. I think it allows me to best capture the expressions of my animal subjects, and getting that face, those eyes, or little ears or curl of tail, just right. I paint old-school, and then work to translate my designs to fit each product perfectly.
Many of the originals of the dog and cat prints in my shop currently hang in my father's animal hospital, in Rockaway Beach, New York. The hospital was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, and when he rebuilt and reopened, I created watercolor paintings of my favorite breeds of dog and cat to adorn the new walls.