Color and light are the two major elements in Lauren Knode’s paintings. Her chosen mediums are oil, acrylic and pastel. Painting best represents what she wants to convey about nature’s miraculous breadth of color, diverse texture and energy of light.
“The spectacular radiance of a sunrise or sunset, dramatic cloud formations, and light radiating through the petals of a luminous flower, fill me with great inspiration.” Skyscapes and florals, dominant themes in Knode’s work, express her love of nature’s grandeur and intricacies.
Born in Portland, Oregon, Lauren knew from an early age that art was her passion and calling. She graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, after a year of study in Italy. A long fulfilling career in art education followed the completion of a Master of Arts and Teaching degree at Lewis and Clark College. In 1995 she left a teaching career to follow a different passionate path in the arts — the life of a full-time artist. Trips to the Southwest reawakened a love for color and light. Her studio and residence are now in Phoenix, Arizona. An award winning artist, Lauren Knode’s paintings and prints are in private and corporate collections across the country.