I love storytelling. I'm often taken back to childhood dreams. Mine lead with the sound of galloping horses, the smell of coffee, and the feel of leather and wheatgrass.
Since childhood I have been drawn to painting rural themed, classic subjects - and I thrive on reinterpreting them with new character.
My heart is strongly connected to the prairie environment, and that manifests the themes of heritage, farm culture, and relationships in my work.
Recently portraiture has taken on a strong role in my explorations. I find that seemingly "old-fashioned" concepts are very relevant, as the pursuit of harmony marches on in our society.
There is a wellspring of inspiration to be found when observing the way people have lived humble lives, all while building a place to belong. I love the obscure stories that aren't likely to be discovered. They lead me to explore the characters and their inventions... the scenes that can be imagined through an old photograph or a story over coffee.
Currently, my medium of focus is COFFEE. Being an unusual "paint", the brewed tones give the vintage vibe and curious context with which I love to translate my stories.
Lauren Daae is a visual artist from Saskatchewan. Her works feature a very unique medium: brewed coffee. As a coffee-colourist, her style flows much like watercolour and champions the contrast between refined detail - and freely expressive splatter. Because coffee is an uncommon 'paint', she continues to research and develop her own methods of creating and sustaining the work. Lauren is also skilled in digital painting and illustration, diving into bright colour and pronounced strokes that reflect the traditional means of painting.
After graduating high school she pursued a career in visual art, which launched her 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, as she exchanged her keyboard and mouse for brush sets.
In 2016 she officially launched her professional career and has been working to exhibit in various local galleries, as well as speak at events, host painting demonstrations and group classes.
Lauren's first solo exhibition series titled “Common Ground” debuted in October 2019 in Estevan, Saskatchewan.
Drawing much inspiration from her rural surroundings, Lauren works from home and takes commissions from time to time. When not working on her craft, she can be found helping out on the farm, at the community church or events, and occasionally on the road with music ministry . She and her husband Daniel both grew up on the farm and appreciate the close-knit, neighborly 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.
To get in touch, please email Lauren directly at email@example.com