Lauren Bremner is an up and coming young Scottish artist.  Lauren’s artworks are mostly inspired by two of her great loves; nature and cats.  Inspired by her love of nature, Lauren loves to develop ideas with her studio support artists, taking inspiration from her local surroundings and landmarks, as well as landscapes further afield.  Lauren has a deep connection with animals. She particularly adores cats and has created a number of artworks using imagery of cats belonging to family and friends. Lauren mainly loves to work with acrylics, watercolour, charcoal and printmaking.

In 2011, Lauren began to exhibit her work with the support of Artlink Central working with professional artists Nikki Monaghan and Jacqueline Marr on the Creative Leavers programme in 2011 and 2012, a programme supporting talented young adults to make successful transitions leaving school and supporting their creative aspirations, culminating in an exhibition in Edinburgh with ‘Gallery on the Corner’.  A favourite painting of Lauren’s from this exhibition entitled “Silver Birch” led to Lauren undertaking a commission for the chairman of Forth Valley NHS in 2013, a result of participating in Artlink Central’s Arts Programmes. Thereafter, Lauren began an art course at Forth Valley College. Lauren’s passion for art has also been a lifeline for her having been run over by a car aged 11. Suffering life threatening injuries Lauren fought back and began to build a life back for herself with her family and in turn art at the core of her rehabilitation.

Lauren’s strength and passion for life is evident in her determination and enthusiasm for taking on new challenges having taken part in the Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge in 2012.  Lauren teamed up with 5 other young team members to cycle a combined 400 miles in eight days, setting off from llandudno in Wales and finishing at BBC’s Television Centre in London.

Now aged 28, Lauren has been working in her own studio situated in the Cowane Centre in Stirling, since 2017.  In 2018 Lauren participated in the Open Studio event Forth Valley Art beat. The year 2020 undoubtedly brought it’s challenges for Lauren and like many of us, her only option was to work remotely.  A highly difficult time for Lauren, however Lauren adapted to working online with her support artist Jacqueline Marr throughout the Covid  Pandemic, experimenting and implementing new ways of creating art led online and working with various art tools and mediums that allowed Lauren to continue her creativity whilst additionally enhancing her creative independence, having always had direct practical studio support.

In 2021 Lauren was finally able to return to working in her Stirling studio space again where she currently continues to develop her creativity and explore her art passion with the support of artists Jacqueline Marr, Jennifer Lapsley and Laura Newbury.

2022 will see Lauren participate in an art residency programme at Cove Park, initially proposed for 2020 and she will also be holding an exhibition of her past and present work at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, an exhibition coordinated by Artlink Central project coordinators Aya Iguchi-Sherry and Silvia Sinibald, where Lauren will be exhibiting over 20 pieces of her artwork.