Lauren Ossolinski has never ventured too far away from her creative side. After graduating with a BFA from Southern Methodist University, she worked in the advertising industry for many years, writing for television, radio and print. Once Lauren had children and decided to become a full-time mom, she returned to painting as an outlet for her creative release. Over a decade ago, she took her first plein air painting class, and has been hooked ever since. Lauren’s primary passion is painting outside, and she often works from plein air sketches to produce larger pieces in her at home studio. Although Lauren resides in Nashville, she has painted throughout the southeast, and enjoys traveling to Cape Cod every summer where she has participated in member shows at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Lauren is a member of the Chestnut Group in Nashville, which is a plein air painting organization that raises awareness and funds to protect endangered land in Tennessee.