Lauren Morris, our Creative Therapist
Art plays a huge part in design– it inspires and complements what we do as interior designers. From paintings, to sculptures, to photographs done by family members and professional artists, we love working with art in our client’s homes (such a great way to add a personal touch!).
Over the past few weeks we have been lucky to work with Lauren Morris, a local Vancouver painter, to host painting workshops at our studio in Mackenzie Heights. We first worked with Lauren during our very first LOCAL Pop Up Shop where we sold out of her art! We were lucky to snag a piece for our studio afterwards… It has been fantastic to feed off of her creative energy in our studio as she leads us through evenings of painting and colour exploration during our Creative Therapy nights. We admit, we have zero artistic training and felt a bit apprehensive diving into the paints and brushes with a pro… but pushing those doubts to the side, we gained fantastic insight into Lauren’s artistic process and our own!
We were lucky to use Lauren’s paintings for our inspiration during these sessions. For those of you who aren’t familiar with her work, Lauren Morris creates gorgeous, bold abstract paintings that explore colour and our natural world. She divides her studies between abstracts, flowers, and fruits. For our next ‘therapy session’ we will be focusing on abstract landscapes and we cannot wait to see what we will create! Check out some of her works below…
About Lauren Morris: Lauren Morris was born in Cape Town, South Africa and moved to Vancouver in 2000. She studied at the Cape Technikon as a graphic designer before moving on to pursue the Fine Arts. Lauren has also studied at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. For the past three years, Lauren has participated in the “Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl” and “Artists in Our Midst”. Her other exhibits include, three group shows as well as a solo show at the “Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery”, a group show at the “Amelia Douglas Gallery” and a solo show at the “Jericho Arts Centre”. She has also participated in “Local” a pop up shop for upcoming artists. She lives and works in Vancouver B.C. and has recently started teaching art workshops.
See her website here: http://www.lmdesignsstudio.com/
About our Creative Therapy Workshops: Our “therapy” nights are a fun, casual atmosphere where you can learn something new under the guidance of our facilitators at our Mackenzie Heights studio. We have covered activities from painting original works to making customized wrap-bracelets. For our upcoming evenings with Lauren Morris, you will practice painting techniques and explore colour with paint.
For our next installation of Creative Therapy with Lauren Morris we will be focusing on abstract landscapes and expression through colour. You will be provided with a blank canvas, paints, one-on-one instruction, as well as some refreshments for the evening. Grab a friend and join us! We are hosting classes on October 16 + 30 (with a special rate if you sign up for both dates for double the Therapy)! All supplies are included. Class size is limited to 10 to keep things cozy.
Interested? Claim your spot on our Eventbrite page here!