Born in Hong Kong, Lauren Wan received her Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design from Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K. Her Masters of Art and Fine Art Printmaking are from the Royal College of Art in London. Lauren's work has been exhibited in the U.K., Hong Kong, Germany, Japan and in the U.S.A. As a British trained designer/artist Lauren creates contemporary and sophisticated original art work for today's leading international brands that cover fashion, tabletop, home furnishing, stationery and fine art. Lauren's inspiration is mostly from her world travels and beautiful things around her. It has been documented in many of her sketchbooks from the English countryside to Normandy landscapes, the harbor views of Hong Kong and street corners of New York City.
Lauren's sensibility and experience richly reflects on her emotional and poetic approach to her artwork. The sophisticated color palate and unique creativity has attracted many world class brands.Products include children's interior decor for Laura Ashley, high-end bedding for Calvin Klein,tabletop for Lenox, Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, Waterford, Villeroy and Boch, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang and Anthropologie. Stationery was created for Barnes and Noble, Dayspring, Crane Paper and Peter Pauper Press. In the apparel industry, clients include Ralph Lauren, Oscar De La Renta, Vogue, Victoria's Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy's, Garnet Hill, to name a few.
Besides Lauren's commercial success as an established designer, her fine art was selected for the Hong Kong Museum of Art's permanent collection.
Other international private collectors have over the years requested commissioned works by Lauren such as The Bank of China. She currently works and resides in the US.
Little Boat People, 1991 - Gouache on paper