My name is Lauren van Reken. I am an Illustrator living in Chicago focused on representational and editorial illustration. I work traditionally, beginning with ink and nib and digitally coloring the image to get the desired color effect I want. I focus on nature in my work because I like to illustrate the beauty that the world possesses as well as show others the fascinating environments they can uncover if they simply explore. fireflyillustration.com
Artist StatementI chose to illustrate Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park because, growing up in Las Vegas, I visited the barren desert often. Badwater Basin always fascinated me because...
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