LAUREN SCARLETT GRANT
Growing up in Pacific Beach, Ca, Lauren was able to breath in the magic of the ocean. Her father introduced her to surfing at age 8, taking her tandem surfing in Waikiki, Hawaii. As Lauren got older she traveled with her dad and younger brother on surf trips to Cabo and Scorpion Bay. When the water was warm she would surf and when the vacation ended Lauren would take her memories with her, sketching feelings from another time and place. She likens her paintings to tide pools, the intricate detailing within her work mirrors the same intrigue that these aquatic worlds yield. Using ink and watercolor she captures the rhythm of the ocean while her use of tea bags, wood chips, and hand sewn detailing references the magic and mystery of the water. One must see her works up close to experience their full effect. Lauren is now painting in Montreal, where she paints these works to relive the familiar feeling of home, family and the sea.