Hi! I'm Lauren, an Artist located in Charlotte, NC, and part-time in Mount Olive, NJ.
I am currently an undergraduate illustration student at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. I anticipate receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at UNCC in May 2023 and anticipate continuing on to complete a Master’s degree in Art Education. I've been drawing/painting for as long as I can remember and I specialize in a variety of mediums such as acrylic painting, watercolor, pen, and ink.
I am very proud to announce that as of March 2021, I am officially a cancer survivor!
Please feel free to browse around and see if anything catches your eye;)
I am so happy you are here and I would love to hear from you!
Tony the Tumor
I was diagnosed with Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 21 years old. On the night of November 27th of 2020, my doctors found an 18 cm mass in my chest that was pressing on my lungs and heart. Over the course of six months, I was treated with R/EPOCH chemotherapy infusions every 3 weeks, 5 days a week, 24 hours a day. Six months later my tumor had shrunk exponentially and I was finally in remission.
After a long recovery, I was finally able to return to UNCC and finish my degree in Fine Arts.
I returned to Charlotte in the Fall of 2022 and spent both the fall and spring semesters working on an independent study inspired by my experience going through chemotherapy.
Check out this new series!