Featured Surreal/Expression Artist Lauren Lellos
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@lrynllls on instagram
What type of art do you make? What mediums do you use?
paintings, prints, and oil pastel works that is focused on the feminine experience and the natural world, bordering on expressionism and surrealism
I’m inspired by nature, my own experience and the experiences of others as a female, dream-like states, and spirituality
As a child, I would create art to express myself. As I got older, that developed into also trying to depict what I thought was beautiful or harsh about the world.
I would like viewers to remain open minded and take from my art what resonates with them.
One of my favorite artists is John William Waterhouse. Although, I also love @pollynor, @squidvishuss, and @valfre on instagram.
How has, if at all, skating effected your art?
Although skating isn’t a major influence on my art, I can connect the two on the concepts of freedom and expression. When I think about skating, I view it as a way to experience the freedom of being on wheels, expressing oneself in a physical way, and a way to feel connected to others. With art, it is a tool for communicating and expressing oneself freely through a creative means.