Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Lewchuk.
Lauren, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Being an artist has always been a dream of mine. I was always the creative and artsy one in my family but I never really thought that it would amount to anything. It was almost ten years ago however that I realized I really wanted to start taking my art seriously. Out of nowhere, I started creating really colorful, detailed, almost psychedelic drawings that I ended up being really proud of, and I received a lot of positive feedback on social media which was really encouraging so I just kept at it. I’ve since developed a few other unique styles of artwork from paintings to collages, and even digital art. I use a wide variety of mediums and love to experiment!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do? Why? And what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I work in a few different styles. My drawings and paintings tend to be colorful, bright, and organic. I also do a lot of collage work where I incorporate both organic themes and geometric shapes and patterns for contrast. My main inspirations come from nature and architecture. I often see the world in abstraction, so I catch different color schemes or patterns and shapes in rather odd places and incorporate them into my artwork.
I can’t say that any of my pieces have a particular meaning. I would say that I’m rather logical in my creative process, focusing on which patterns and colors should go where to create a balanced and harmonious composition. I’m not trying to represent or express any certain ideas, feelings, or emotions, at least I haven’t in my current body of works, but I might in the future.
How can artists connect with other artists?
Being an artist can definitely be lonely, especially if you’re self-taught like I am. I didn’t go to art school, so I never had a network or connections. That all started with social media for me. Places like Instagram and Facebook are where I started to get in contact with other local artists. It’s also worth taking the time to visit with them at art shows and connect in person. Just takes some effort, even if it’s just starting out with following artists on Instagram and chatting online at first. You’ll find that there really are a lot of creative people out there.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I’m new at trying to really put my work out in the open. I do art shows and festivals in the DFW area when I am able, and I’ve recently opened up an Etsy store at lewchuk.etsy.com.
The best way to keep up with what I’m currently doing or any events I may be involved in is through my Instagram @art_by_lewchuk. You can support me by following me, coming to art shows and gallery events, and if you see something you are interested in, please shoot me a message!
- Website: lewchuk.com
- Instagram: art_by_lewchuk
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/LEWCHUK/
- Other: lewchuk.etsy.com