"My work is directly connected to my natural surroundings which inspire me to create a new world. A place where you can enter into a different existence and leave reality behind. A place where anything is possible, where color, open skies and nature all come together to create a new world to play in. While working on a painting I like to stay open to the process and let the the piece evolve in a natural easy way.” - Lauren Litwa
Lauren is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She was awarded the Cresson Scholarship Award which allowed her to spend three months traveling throughout Europe visiting many museums including the Louvre, Prado and the Van Gogh Museum.
She spent most of her life in Wawa, Pennsylvania where she raised her family and painted in her studio. She's a proud mom and grandma a son Jordan and a daughter Carley and two beautiful granddaughters Harper and Ruby Moon.
Lauren has exhibited her spiritually inspired watercolors and oil paintings extensively including The Pennsylvania State Museum & The American Embassy in Brussels, Belgium, Noyes Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Delaware Art Museum. She received a Fellowship from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (formerly Creative Artists Network) in Philadelphia and has been a member of Assemblage an artist collective which exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum in 2017. Lauren received The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for painting which helped to fund her first studio. She attended residencies at the Margo-Kelb Dune Shack in Cape Cod and La Villa Arrigo in Florence, Italy.
"I am very passionate about the environment and protecting our oceans and all animals inhabiting this planet. I hike in the woods and spend time exploring local cold spring creeks in the mountains where I love doing plein air paintings. Connecting and grounding in nature helps me to create my spirit based work."
Lauren lives & paints in Rockville, Maryland and Trout Run, Pennsylvania. Studio visits are available by appointment where visitors can see & purchase her original oil & watercolor paintings. Private commissions are accepted.
*The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
*Purchase Prize Pennsylvania State Museum
*First Prize Painting Pennsylvania State Museum
*First Prize Watercolor Stedman Gallery Rutgers University
*Purchase Prize Acadia College
*Honorable Mention Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
*Honorable Mention Circle Gallery at Maryland Federation of the Arts
Rockville Studio with Joy of Flying, Vision of Nirvana, Moon Path, Out of Fire, Eternal November oil paintings
A little music in the studio
Artists Conversation with The State Museum of Pennsylvania with Amy Hammond & Lauren Litwa
Click on Box to the Left to Link to the YouTube Conversation.