- Tell us about yourself: Where are you from? Where do you currently live?
Aloha! I am Lauren Roth, a painter and designer. I grew up in small town in NJ, right outside of NYC. I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, with a BFA in Illustration and Art History. I started working as an artist for Whole Foods Market right after college, which is what brought me out to the beautiful island of Oahu, where I live now. I worked for Whole Foods for 6 years, while keeping up a steady flow of art shows and freelance work. Three years ago I decided to branch off and work as a full time artist.
2- Tell us about some of your hobbies and passions.
I love to read, hike and swim! My passion is still my art, when I am not working on a job I take time to draw in my sketchbook or paint.
3 - Tell us how did you get started and involve in art?
Pretty much as long as I can remember! Some of my earliest memories are playing with crayons on my PlaySkool easel, and summer art camp. I always knew it was what I wanted to do.
4 - What do you like the most about arts?
That's a hard one, I don't think there is anything I don't like about. With my own art, I my favorite part is seeing people smile and making people happy through my work.
5 - What are your dreams?
Lately I have been collaborating with a lot of amazing companies. I really enjoy hearing someone else's vision and bringing it to life. My dream is to continue doing that. And to travel…travel everywhere!
6 - Who and what inspire you?
Hawaii is full of creative people, pursuing their dreams, being surrounded by that energy continuously pushes me to keep on working hard and reach for my goals. On a more personal level, my husband is a huge inspiration. He is always right by my side with a helping hand, or words of support and encouragement.
7 - What do you like the most about behind an artist ?
I love getting to meet and work with so many different people! I never know what I will be working on or who I will meet, but it is always something great and exciting.
8- Anything you will like to share with us?
I have a new line of paintings and apparel coming out, as well as an 82 page, hand drawn coloring book! I have four shows coming up this summer, two in Hawaii and two in Japan, everything will be available at these events, as well as on my website. Its been months of non stop work, I cannot wait for everything to finally be done and to share it with everyone!