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Lauren K. Woodward has defined herself as an artist since Kindergarten. Much of her early art education took place at the Peterson Art Center. During 2004 she completed a semester in Cortona, Italy studying art history, painting, drawing and book making through the University of Georgia. In 2005 she earned a BFA from the University of Utah with an emphasis in painting and drawing. Since graduating she has explored what it means to have a career as a working artist and the ways artistic goals can change through different seasons of life. After becoming a mother in 2010 it was challenging to keep up with shows and galleries but Lauren continued to paint quietly whenever she could. In 2017 Lauren decided to recommit to a daily art practice and began to reenter the professional art community in Utah. Currently she spends most of her time caring for her three young daughters and does much of her painting at the kitchen table. Lauren is in the process of exploring themes of family life, growth and raising children through abstract conceptual mixed media paintings. She is also interested in capturing vibrant abstract landscapes and cloudscapes. In the past two years Lauren has sold art at fourteen seasonal art markets including the Utah Art Market, the Beehive Bazaar, Salt & Honey and the Bloem Market. In July of 2018 Lauren exhibited a collection of colorful abstract paintings at the Salt Lake City Public Library in a solo show entitled “Movement, Balance and Refracted Light.”