I'm Lauren.

And this is A Quartzy Life, a brand born of a my heart's love for wanderlust and beauty; from the desire to explore and seek, and the need to find refuge and rest. 

My products include inspiring greeting cards and art prints because I believe that beauty and encouragement are some of the best gifts we can offer the world, and each other. But I hope my art (and writing) encourages you to explore

Lauren blends the loveliness and simplicity of life in the Midwest, where she was born and raised, with the wanderlust and wildness of the far-away places she has sought as an adult. This balance of comforting familiarity and the wonder of adventure brings a whimsical quality to her work that touches the soul and calls forth happiness.

She started painting in college as a hobby that has today become her love and passion, and has fueled her desire to look at the world in always-new ways. She began working in 2013 in a little studio in Illinois, gathering inspiration by wandering in the woods, gazing at the night sky, and traveling to nature whenever she could for ideas and inspiration. Most recently she has lived Rocky Mountain National Park, where big mountains and sunny skies brought new influence to her whimsical work, and she currently lives and creates in the mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

When she is not painting, you can find her hiking, camping, and spending time outdoors; practicing yoga, connecting with others, reading a lot, and writing about the healing, grace, and the beauty of life every day in her online journal, "Christmas Quiet," her first hand-illustrated coloring book, was released in November of 2016 and is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.