Born and raised in sunny Southern California to an artist father and an academic mother, Laurene Alvarado had a natural hunger for creativity at a young age.
At first, she found her creative outlet in Makeup artistry. Laurene graduated from The Makeup Designory (Burbank, CA) and went on to become a Union Makeup artist for feature films and television in Hollywood. The evolution of her fine artistry didn’t come to fruition until her mid twenties. Laurene began to translate her expression through painting. Self-taught, she began to spend her life savings on art supplies.
Inspired by her cinematic background, nature, the Victorian era and every color of the spectrum, she translates the muses in her world to vibrant beacons of fantastical light. From strangers to entertainers she finds an exciting story within each of them.
She seeks knowledge by studying the greats, and aspires to show her work around the globe.
Laurene lives and works out of her studio/cottage in Pasadena, California.
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