Lauryn Alvarez

Lauryn Alvarez is a highly talented and versatile artist known for her unique and captivating works. With a background in painting, and digital art, she effortlessly combines different mediums to create stunning pieces that leave a lasting impression on viewers. Alvarez's art often explores themes of identity, nature, and spirituality, drawing inspiration from her personal experiences and cultural heritage. Her distinct style reflects a perfect harmony between bold, vibrant colors, intricate details, and a depth of emotion. Whether it's through her thought-provoking paintings, or digital creations, Lauryn Alvarez continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression.

Stance teamed up with Lauryn on a woman’s sock, and tee collaboration for holiday 2023. The collection utilizes Lauryn’s iconic sun painting aesthetics, and unique shaped characters merging in vibrant color schemes along side Stances quality and fit, making it a striking and creative must have... We spoke to Lauryn on how it all got started and to learn more about her journey…Have a read below….

Tell us about your journey to becoming an artist? Where did you first know this was what you were going to do? 

I knew at a young age that something in the creative world is what I wanted to pursue. My creativity was always nurtured through my childhood and I owe a lot of that to my dad who taught me to follow my dreams and never give up. I took the road to becoming a professional photographer but once 2020 came around and photoshoots were tricky to book, I found another creative outlet for myself. I began painting and drawing in sketchbooks, sharing them on Instagram just for fun. I didn’t expect anything to come from it, I truly just loved coming up with characters and little worlds in the form of drawing. But apparently my work resonated with people and I started getting hit up for commissions and brand collaborations. From there I thought I’d give creating work on a larger scale a try. I started experimenting with acrylic paints and challenging myself to work with bigger and bigger canvases. I’ve been lucky enough since then to host a couple art shows in Thali Surf Shop in Laguna Beach as well as Daydream in Costa Mesa.

Where do you pull inspiration from?

I pull inspiration from all around me. Whether it’s an experience I have, an art book, a song lyric, a vision through meditation. Recently, searching antique shops for furniture and Knick knacks has been a big source of inspiration. 

Outside of painting we learned you also have a strong love for photography, can you tell us a bit about that?

Photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. My sister and I used to go out on photoshoots together when we were younger. Whether it was taking photos of each other or what we saw around us. From there I got into high school and started working with film too. Once I graduated I shot as much as I could. I found a passion for capturing portraits and environments as well as fashion. Honestly now, this work feels like the grown up version of dress up and playing pretend. 

What was your inspiration behind your collection for Stance? 

I wanted my collection with Stance to include my signature graphics: suns and my flowy lady character. The colors tie in with my paintings as well, colorful mixed with muted tones. 

What are some words of advice for a young artist looking to get to where you are today, what would you tell them? 

My best advice would be to pursue what you love with honesty and truth. Believe in what you do, don’t listen to societal norms. Create a healthy life work balance. Don’t work too hard, make sure living comes first then you will find inspiration in that. And lastly, get your work out there! 

Where can our audience find out more about you?

You can find me on Instagram @laurynalvarez and cruise my website

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