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Meet Lauren White Murphy of LolopopArt in Beverly Hills

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren White Murphy.

Lauren, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I moved to Los Angeles from Dublin, Ireland in 2013. My background has always been in music, I studied it in college and really dedicated my life to it. I have had a successful career as a songwriter and ghostwriter and even branched out to acting.

In April 2018, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and my world was turned upside down. I was very ill and I noticed changes with my body and within me. I woke up day with the urge to paint which is so funny because I used to say that I couldn’t even draw a straight line! [laughs]. By listening to music and swapping a drumstick for a paintbrush I began working on vibrant and bold portraits and then decided that I want my work to be distinctive so I started adding 24 karat gold, diamond dust and resin. I have also always been interested in color therapy, aesthetics and the law of attraction which helped me discover what I wanted to truly do. I wanted to create pieces for my love of pop culture, Hollywood, influential people and whatever would flow from within and have these pieces available for people and also take commissions. I have done pieces for Selma Blair, Oscar Winner Guillermo Del Toro, Perez Hilton, The Cast of Jersey Shore and most recently Kris Jenner. I have also dived into art history and spend a lot of time researching the works of some artists such as, Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat and Ashley Longshore to name a few.

Has it been a smooth road?
It has been wonderful creating, learning new artistic skills and seeing people fascinated by my work so far and I feel it will only get better the more I learn and expand my craft. I have great days and bad days with the MS, and on those bad days I can’t work, which frustrates me because every hour of the day I want to be working and growing and adding to my brand! They say slow and steady wins the race. But I push forward and still managed to secure three huge exhibitions in the space of starting 12 months ago to May. There are going to be hard knocks with everything in life, it’s just how one reacts to them. I have been fortunate enough to have found this gift and create a business and be a positive influence for others who are going through difficult times. Art truly heals and it makes me be positive and I want to spread that around.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a contemporary and fine artist. I paint large scale vibrant and bold portraits mainly. My theme is luxury and significance. People like nice things and also what something represents so that can be the material aspect and/or the meaning behind it. I paint things that I love and what I think other people will love with a luxurious feel. Pop Culture, influential people, musicians, my love for Hollywood and whatever comes to mind. I want people to really enjoy the beauty of it and the luxury feel. I feel like my art is distinctive as everything has 24 karat gold, diamond dust and layered resin; and I frequently use Swarovski crystals and incorporate monetary bills. I also do large scale abstract pieces for corporate settings. I am interested in the Law of Attraction so I usually sometimes see my art as beautiful vision boards. I see what they represent and I usually have an affirmation meaning behind them. I am proud of what I have done within a short space of time and being recognized for my work. In two months, I go back to Ireland to work on my Irish collection and exhibit in Europe.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
There is always a market for art, as art is life. I have always been very ambitious and say “I go all in” so I am determined to have my work be known over the years and I plan to have large collections available. In the foreseeable future, I plan to release an apparel line all with my designs and artwork maybe a collaboration with some designers like Chanel and Versace in the coming years. I also want to design furniture and help people create luxurious decor for their home. But who knows. This art business completely hit me out of nowhere, so I am enjoying the ride and still using my business mind and positive attitude while I am on this journey.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.LolopopArt.com
  • Phone: 3236209709
  • Email: lauren@lolopopart.com
  • Instagram: @lolopop.art
  • Facebook: @lolopopart
  • Twitter: LolopopArt


Image Credit:
Craig Toups

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