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Canadian Artist

Lauren Daae

"Creating, for me - is a passion that just doesn’t extinguish. When the meaningful pieces of my life can reach into someone else’s - that’s what I’m after. 


I think that's why there's always an element of story-telling in my work. I'm often taken back to childhood dreams... many of them lead with the sound of galloping horses, the smell of coffee, the dust rising from a grain auger... the excitement of a U11 hockey game."

A Bit About Me

Since childhood I have been drawn to rural themes and classic subjects, and I thrive on reinterpreting them with boldness; a more contemporary take. My heart is strongly connected to the prairies and that manifests the themes of heritage, farm culture, and relationships in my work.

I've also loved experimenting with the mediums I work with themselves. I started off using coffee, an unusual "paint" - the brewed tones gave me the vintage aesthetic and curious context with which I love to translate my stories. Recently I've pushed that forward with the expanded vocabulary of a full colour palette in watercolour. I'm truly excited to also work with charcoal - I've foraged it from prairie-fires and then when my subjects call for it, I make my own. Using wooden hockey sticks and even rubber pucks in my latest projects has kept me connected to the work in a fresh way!

Artist Bio

Lauren Daae is from south-east Saskatchewan - a fact that becomes more apparent when looking at her work. Her subjects feature very unique mediums: from brewed coffee to charcoal made from hockey-sticks and even hockey pucks. Her style flows much like watercolour and champions the contrast between refined detail and freely expressive splatter. Lauren is also skilled in digital painting and illustration, diving into bright colour and pronounced strokes that reflect the traditional means of painting.  Recently she has turned her attention to watercolour painting, incorporating her signature loose and splashy style mixed with fine detail.

A self-taught artist, after graduating high school she pursued a career in visual art and launched into the graphic design world. After over ten years of success in the industry, the experience of digital editing gave way to her passion for fine art and she exchanged her keyboard and mouse for brush sets.

Drawing much inspiration from her rural surroundings, she works from her studio in the local Community Centre and takes a limited number of commissions.  She and her husband Daniel both grew up on the farm and appreciate the close-knit communities of the prairie provinces.  Currently living in the village of Torquay, they enjoy raising their four children in a faith-filled, hockey-playing and musical home.

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