Lauren Patrell is a Michigan native living in Virginia with her fiancé, Joe Cusimano, and their two cats. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor in Fine Arts at James Madison University. Lauren has worked with many different mediums including fiber, leather, ceramics, film photography, and metal jewelry. She finds herself most attracted to mediums that allow her to create art that is a useable object and fulfills an everyday purpose, such as fiber and ceramics. Lauren is inspired by the tranquility of nature; she enjoys observing the details of plants and the patterns they create. Plants and flowers have been the subject of many of her photography, drawing, and fiber works.

Lauren started her own purse company, Limited Production by Lauren Patrell (LP by LP), in 2013. From 2013 to 2017 her purses were sold at various art galleries and shows throughout Michigan, including the Detroit Artist Market, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and the Huron Valley Artist Market. All remaining purses are now available in Lauren’s Etsy Shop.

Lauren is also trained as a custom framer, previously working at Frames Unlimited in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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