EXPLORER. ARTIST. PHOTOGRAPHER. EDUCATOR. WRITER.
SWASHBUCKLING WORLD TRAVELER.
Lauren, a professional photographer since 1986, has had an extensive portfolio career working in documentary, event and portrait photography. She holds both a BFA and an MA photography. In 1999, Lauren was awarded a fellowship grant
from New Jersey State Council on the Arts in photography. She was named a New Jersey Distinguished Teaching Artist for 2009 and 2012. Her vast teaching experience ranges from early childhood through collegiate level instruction including working with NJSCA
Artists in Education Grants. Her art and writing reflects her deep appreciation of everyday life and seeks to connect, empower and inspire others through her art. Lauren’s love of travel has taken her around the world. Lauren and her husband, Andy Carlson traveled 40,000 miles across the America before making North Carolina their new home. Lauren currently hosts writing and SoulCollage© workshops at her studio, Milkhouse Arts. She is also a partner
at Flow Gallery in downtown Marshall, NC.