In her oil paintings, Lauren Henry uses mainly the palette knife to stretch the paint in unusual ways in order to achieve a textured, tactile, and living sense of form. She is more interested in capturing the spirit and energy of the natural world than in creating a replication of nature. Influenced by iconic Canadian artists, her subject matter encompasses Canadian landscapes as well as concerns of climate change and loss of habitat.
Lauren has been exhibiting professionally since 2005. She grew up close to nature on Manitoulin Island and returns regularly to the north, and she also finds inspiration along the nature paths around the Ottawa region. She has studied Illustration and Graphic Design in college and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Toronto. She shows her work regularly in festivals and local art galleries. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections across the country and internationally.