Lauren Henry is an artist and illustrator based in Birmingham. Her work focuses mainly on her love for portraiture and figurative imagery. Lauren aims to capture the unique characteristics of each individual, which is demonstrated through the use of subtle expressions and mannerisms. Colour is a significant part of her work, as she uses striking and bold hues to enhance peoples beauty. She uses heavy paint strokes to create texture and layers that enable the viewer to become present with her work.
Lauren studied Illustration at Birmingham City University, where she developed her understanding of visual communication, and she extended her knowledge in storytelling through art. After the completion of the course, she found a deeper love for painting, illustrating and writing poetry. Recently, Lauren started her career as an Art Teacher whilst developing her own practice.