Lauren B. Sanchez is an emerging Calgary-based artist, art and yoga teacher, and self-published author.
After working in architecture and interior design for many years, Lauren discovered her art and early childhood focus after traveling extensively throughout the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Mexico where locals taught her the importance of finding purpose and pursuing passions. Upon returning to Canada, she combined art with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and began working as a creative arts mentor. Soon after, through her own studentship in Yoga, Lauren acquired just over 300 hours certification in Yoga Teacher Trainings and followed her calling to embrace, nurture, inspire and transform.
Lauren’s art has been exhibited numerous times in Canada and has been featured in several publications for her paintings and photography. She recently completed her first mural, Mujeres Divinas located in Edmonton, Alberta. Her paintings embody vivid dream work combined with a collective of influences from artists like Matisse, Kahlo, Basquiat, and Picasso. She is currently focusing on her current painting series, Modern Goddess, which will be exhibited in fall 2019.
LBS is happiest when surrounded by animals, nature, and art. She is drawn to all things handmade, fairy tales, folklore and mythology. She loves the scent and thrill of finding a rare gem in a used bookstore, and in another life she would have been a detective. Just like Nancy Drew.
Photography by Asim Overstands