Lauren Emmons
Wee Thee Vikings Gallery

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Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I was approached by the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, MN to create a new children's gallery that would coincide with their new exhibition: The Vikings Begin. This children's gallery would use historical facts about the viking culture to create an educational and lively place for families to play.Photos of the gallery courtesy of: Andrea Rugg Photography

How was the illustration used:
These illustrations were used as the designs for the new children's gallery at the American Swedish Institute. They were attached to the walls, and served as the setting for imaginative play.

How did you make this work:
I created these pieces with a mixture of traditional mediums. I began each piece with a base of watercolor, layering on copic markers, gouache, and color pencils.

Commissioner Name :
Britta Walstrom
Commissioner Company :
The American Swedish Institute

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Currently Based:
I am currently studying in the United Kingdom, I live in Cambridge

Lauren is an artist and illustrator currently based in Cambridge, UK. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA she has traveled across the ocean to work on her Masters Degree in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. In her work, she endeavors to create colorful and whimsical worlds that welcome you in and tell a story. Her favorite mediums are watercolor, gouache, color pencil, and she has recently discovered a love for printmaking.