A Southern artist based in Atlanta and a native of rural middle Georgia, Lauren Adams has explored and experimented with painting and drawing most of her life. Inspired by her southern roots and the natural world, her work runs the gamut from figurative contemporary southern figurative and landscape, to abstract painting. After earning her BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Adams spent fifteen years owning and operating a successful decorative painting business before returning to SCAD for her MFA in painting. In addition to her studio practice, she currently teaches painting classes at various arts centers in the Atlanta area. Adams’ work can be found in many private and public collections throughout the Southeast, including the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and the Historical Society of Sandersville, GA.