From Music to Printmaking: Andrea Lauren Oozes Creativity

Andrea Lauren’s motto is “ink, print, repeat” — an abridged description of what it is she does. A printmaker and surface pattern designer, she is recognized for her unique hand-carved linocut prints inspired by her love of nature, walks in the woods, storybooks, folk tales, and childhood memories. 

Each of her designs is drawn by hand before being transferred to a rubber or linoleum block. The design is carved into the block and the block is inked and printed by hand. It is then scanned and edited on a computer in her home studio. 

Born in England and now based in the US, Lauren took to printmaking while studying a different field altogether — working on her Master’s degree in music at Columbia University. “During some of my studies at Columbia University, I could always be found in the basement printmaking studio pulling prints from their Charles Brand presses,” she recalled fondly in an interview with the Fishink blog.

“Thinking back about it, I remember just wading into carving and printmaking without too much struggle,” she admits, “it just sort of happened in a natural creative evolution of my work.” We’re glad she stumbled across this medium. Show her some love by following her work on Instagram.