Featured Artist | Lauren Pretorius

Lauren Pretorius
Aberdeen, SD

As an oil painter, I focus my attention on the humble everyday objects that we can so easily overlook. I attempt to shed light upon the beauty of the food in our kitchen, the quiet flowers in a vase, and the charming reflections of a simple teapot. I also have an affectionate draw to the humorous and the whimsical. This theme can be seen scattered across my portfolio; cheeky rubber duckies, goldfish in light bulbs and anthropomorphized inanimate objects combined with smooth gradients that play with light and shadow create for a more interesting and fun piece of work. I normally don’t have a solid intention with my works, preferring to display things as they are, but in a different light. I do hope, however, that the simple fusion of humble beauty, tactile softness, and bright energy of these simple objects can bring a smile to someone’s day.

Zebra Bonsai |  Oil on Panel | 20" x 16"
Zebra Bonsai | Oil on Panel | 20″ x 16″
Percolator, Cup & Spoon | Oil on Canvas | 11" x 14"
Percolator, Cup & Spoon | Oil on Canvas | 11″ x 14″
Curious Parrot | Oil on Panel | 14" x 11"
Curious Parrot | Oil on Panel | 14″ x 11″
Cracked Egg | Oil on Panel | 12" x 12"
Cracked Egg | Oil on Panel | 12″ x 12″