Meet Your Neighborhood Artist: Lauren Wooden

South Burlington resident Lauren Wooden is a watercolor artist featured in Hometown Watercolorists, the show on exhibit in the South Burlington Public Art Gallery through January 7, 2022.  This show includes several pieces that she has painted in the past few years.

Watercolor - WoodenLauren chose paintings that depict some of her favorite Vermont views.  Her works feature familiar landscapes and iconic buildings, such as the Round Barn at Shelburne Museum, a notable covered bridge in Waitsfield, and Camel’s Hump Mountain. In the piece Lake Iroquois (pictured here), she wanted to emphasize the light on the trees in the foreground against the darker shadowed background that includes Camel’s Hump Mountain.

Lauren was inspired to explore painting after losing her mother a few years ago and continues to study and develop her painting.  During the Covid shut down last year, Lauren took the opportunity to reflect, paint, and take a year-long course with mentoring from a favorite artist, Andy Evansen.  Similar to the other artists on exhibit, her denotation as a Signature Member of the Vermont Watercolor Society reflects her work’s acceptance into a number of juried art shows and her commitment to sharing her art. Lauren’s painting of the of the 2018 Women’s March in Vermont is currently hanging in the Statehouse.  

Lauren shared in her artist statement that she’s “thrilled to be able to show my work right here in my hometown of South Burlington in this beautiful new building.” And the Public Art Committee is thrilled that the City is now able to showcase her talents and the talent of other Vermont watercolor artists. 

The Public Gallery at 180 Market Street does not represent artists or sell their works.  Interested in a specific painting?  You may contact artists directly; information about Lauren’s work, and the work of each artist in the show are in a publicly accessible binder located on the Welcome Center desk.