LP Thrift Originals – Lauren Payne Thrift
I love to create paintings that are full of bright colors, strong lines, and clean shapes. I am very much influenced by the bold use of color, line, and brush stroke found in the Fauve paintings of the early 1900’s. I am constantly finding inspiration in family, friends, and nature. This combination of influence and inspiration produces a joyful and colorful work of contemporary art.
I was born and raised in North Palm Beach, Florida. The beach, boating, and fishing were a large part of my childhood. These are all still things I love today. My first painting classes were taken in high school. My interest in painting continued on through college and graduate school. I spent many years teaching elementary school where I was able to apply all this creativity in the classroom. I returned to painting classes after having children. In 2010, I became dedicated to painting full-time.
I have been living in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1999. I am happily married to CBT. We have two boys who provide constant inspiration and encouragement. My children, family, friends, and the joys of life are always showing up on the easel.