Lauren was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and graduated from the Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Drama and Music School in 1987. Although her subjects included painting and design, her main focus at that time was drawing and black and white photography.
In 1993 she immigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Eighteen months later, pregnant with her first child, she drove to Vancouver in search of a warmer climate.
She has lived in BC since then, raising her two children. Lauren works primarily in acrylics, she relies upon the tranquil BC landscape for inspiration. When she is not working on her own paintings, she is sharing her passion to paint with children and adults by providing painting-on-canvas workshops in classrooms and private homes.