Lauren Flook, a 15 year old artist from Hartcliffe, recently participated in the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, showing her work here, at Tobacco Factory.

She exhibiting eye-catching digital prints and pastel images exploring the effects of silhouettes which she had created whilst studying for her Silver level Arts Award qualification at the community arts centre Creative Workspace in Withywood, South Bristol.

She was thrilled to sell three of her 6 pieces that were exhibited at the Arts Trail, and since the Arts Trail she has received further commissions from people who first discovered her work at the Southbank Arts Trail.

“Selling her work has done wonders for her confidence. She was absolutely thrilled that people she’d never even met wanted to buy her work.” (Holly, Lauren’s mum)

Lauren, a Year 10 student at Bedminster Down School, first contacted Creative Workspace late last year because she was looking for relevant work experience that would support and develop her skills as an artist. She ended up not only arranging her work experience placement there for June 2018, but was also accepted a place on the Arts Award Course there, run by Brave Bold Drama Community Interest Company. She has been studying since January and is due to complete the course in August this year.

You can see more of Lauren’s work on Facebook and on Instagram.