I'm Lauren Fowler.

I'm an illustrator living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. I have a studio at The Woodstock Foundry where I spend my days drawing commissions and designing custom artwork. I've been running my own business and practicing my craft since 2008. I also dabble in a few "thing making" efforts, my favourite being cross-stitch. I sell my art prints to people who are interested in supporting local art and are looking for something a little different. All my artwork are editions of 100. I've been selling my artwork in Cape Town both online and offline since 2010.

My gift cards come from a personal need to see a better collection of stationery in the market place, something a little more fun and not mass produced. All cards are printed on recycled paper and are blank inside for your own personal message.

Cross-stitch is something very dear to my heart. My wish, is to bring the joy of this craft to all. Especially in this instant gratification, fast paced world we live in. Cross-stitch invokes the practice of patience and stillness whilst still keeping the hands busy. A kind of productive meditation. 

I do custom illustration commissions for clients who are looking for something a little more, well, custom! Send me an e-mail with a brief for a quote or my rate card. I also do wedding invitations and stationery.

Photography courtesy of Nicola Suttle