Lauren Hurrell (@laurenhurrellart) is a Peckham-based queer artist from Bristol who has lived in London for nearly ten years.
Her work tends to focus on depictions of queer desire and observational drawings of interior spaces. These were originally inspired by the pandemic restrictions, as we became stuck inside and regulations were put on our right to intimacy that wasn’t ‘legitimised’ by marriage or cohabiting. Lauren’s art aims to centre joy and intimate moments of desire. She digitises much of these to add a vibrancy of colour and an element of fantasy. The observational works use watercolour, pencil and acrylics to emphasise a more organic and naturalistic element with a fine line to give definition. The overarching aim in Lauren’s work is to eternalise these moments like snapshots.
Having begun selling work on Etsy in 2021, Lauren has now sold nearly 200 prints worldwide, including North America and Australia.