Welcome!

Portrait taken by the talented Paul Mora.

Hi! I’m Lauren. I illustrate mostly art inspired by nature using gouache and watercolor. I’m greatly inspired by nature with an emphasis on California flora. I’ve grown up camping throughout Southern California deserts and live in walking distance of beautiful rolling hills. So naturally, this has become my focus for Leck.Art- a small (more like tiny) business I’m building with art prints, postcards, and a few textile pieces. (I must mention that I also love fabric!) In addition to nature inspired art, I draw and paint portraits. They have become popular with friends and family so I find myself doing a lot of those in watercolor – something I also enjoy.
October 21st 2017 update: If you’ve visited my site before, you’ll notice a bit is changing as I rearrange a few things. Laureneckhart.com will be more portfolio based. I’m moving all the fun DIYs and sewing projects to my Flickr page. And I’ll be keeping my “blogging” short and sweet on Tumblr. (You can click over to those with the icons at the bottom of the site.) Everything will be in a proper home in a few days. I’m excited to create a more professional creative website here and send my personal hobby projects to other sites. Thanks for bearing with me! Also, I will be updating my Etsy shop as well! First, I’m taking all my new designs to a local craft fair this weekend! We shall see how well they are received by a new audience.
As I organize a few things, take a look around at some art, click over to my other sites to see other projects and time-lapse paintings, or see what I have in my shop. More to come!

Flower Painting- Leopard Lily in gouache + Self-portrait in Watercolor

A little more about me…

 I’m engaged to a fellow artist. Vince is my best friend. He is my biggest critic and my biggest supporter. And I am his biggest fan! It seems he can pick up any tool and create something wonderful. He’s done a lot of beautiful work in clay, oil on canvas, as well as digital art. Once he makes a website for his art, I will be sure to link to it here. 

Vincent Mendoza-Self-portrait

Portrait photographed by (Paul Mora). Oil Painting- Self-portrait by Vince.

I hope you enjoy my portfolio. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and please feel free to respond to any post with a comment. I’d love to hear from you!
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*All artwork and photos are property of Lauren Eckhart -unless noted*