i’m jealous of lauren brevner

Every day I take my laptop to the same lovely coffee shop to write my posts. And everyday a lovely young woman, named Lauren Brevner, makes me a yummy latte. I knew that she was an artist, but she hasn’t wanted to show me her work… but I a few days ago I convinced her, and look what I found!

Yep. Fantastic, right? These are all works in progress, but I love them just the way they are! Lovely paintings on wood, and hand-made ceramic ball-jointed dolls! She is completely self taught, and actually just found out that she was accepted into art school this coming September – of course! How could they not have accepted her with a portfolio like this! I can’t wait to see how her work changes and grows over the next few years ~ good luck Lauren! xo

comments (11)

  1. p /// 03.21.2012 /// 7:18am


  2. the jealous curator /// 03.21.2012 /// 7:55am

    so funny that you’d post that… lauren mentioned that someone told her that her work looked just like aundrey’s, so she went to check her out (after the fact). yep, similar, as is the work of so many people. that’s why i said it would be interesting to see what happens with lauren’s work over the next few years as she develops… I think she’s going to be amazing!
    ps. kinda reminded me of charmaine olivia: http://www.charmaineolivia.com/projects/163/ – see, lots of people painting pretty girls on wood.

  3. sarah /// 03.21.2012 /// 9:17am

    I love the first painting on wood- so beautiful. Lauren is very talented. As far as it looking like other artists- I know that once in awhile I will make a piece of jewelry and I think it is so original (clever even) and later I may see something very similar to it on Etsy. That’s life…
    I really like Charmaine Olivia and Audrey Kawasaki’s work too-thanks for sharing it with us.

  4. tiffanie /// 03.21.2012 /// 9:20am

    Holy, moly. These are beautiful. I’m torn between wanting her to leave them as is, and wanting them to be “finished”. Great find.

    You are killing it here this week, JC. Every post has been amazing.

  5. the jealous curator /// 03.21.2012 /// 9:45am

    ha! thanks : )
    if you go to lauren’s site you’ll see the finished pieces… i just loved this ‘unfinished’ stage so much!!! (i asked lauren if she was ok with me showing ‘work in progress’ before i posted)

  6. Hannah Stephenson /// 03.21.2012 /// 12:57pm

    This is awesome–I love how you are supporting the people around you!

  7. the jealous curator /// 03.21.2012 /// 8:56pm

    thanks hannah : ) it’s easy to support people like lauren!

  8. Amelia Eichholz /// 03.21.2012 /// 3:16pm

    Check out Suzannah Sinclair. Awesome work!

  9. Christina /// 03.22.2012 /// 5:33am

    Beautiful work, Lauren. (I find the first and last images especially lovely.) Amelia, I thought of Suzannah Sinclair also. Very sensitive use of the wood grain.

  10. iva /// 04.04.2012 /// 8:51am

    Hi, I’ve been lurking around for some time, but had to say something now – gorgeous work, Lauren! I’m captivated by the first image especially, it’s tantalizing and delicious. I’m so glad you opened up and shared your art with the world. Best of luck to you, and thank you, jealous curator! Your envy is our envy too! 🙂

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