Lauren was born in Canada where she developed a deep love of nature. Having been born into a military family, she moved often and was always “the new kid”. Shy by nature, she internalised this insecure state and so lacked confidence in her abilities.
At 23 Lauren left her family and moved to Australia on her own. Fast forward 33 years later, and you will find Lauren has a husband, 4 children and 2 step-children, 2 grandchildren, 2 dogs, a cat, 4 chickens, and various swamp hens who love to hang around her place.
Having come from earnest and sincere parents, Lauren feels most comfortable coming from a sincere, heartfelt place. Hence, the name ART from the HeART Illustrations.
Lauren loves to draw and has recently illustrated the children’s chapter book “Toby’s Tremendously Awesome Blow Off Juice” by Belinda Meredith .
“Not too far inside, there still dwells a 9 year old child within me who wants to draw and learn and discover.” – Lauren Tarrant
Lauren has also been a singer-songwriter and member of the band Cosmic Honey.