Lauren J. Brading

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So far Lauren J. Brading has created 8 blog entries.

Scandalous Artichokes!

By |January 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

  During the 16th Century, it was considered scandalous for women to eat artichokes.  In fact the plant was held in such high regard during this time that - for a while - the artichoke was even denied to women and reserved only for men b...

Harbor Cafe

By |January 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

  A place close to my heart where Seafood is King!  The Harbor Cafe brings in such a crowd on Cape Cod Bay in the summer that even the line waiting to get in has turned into a social hub.  People are drawn to the rusti...

Who wants waffles?

By |December 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This illustration is inspired by the most delicious plate of waffles I had last summer when I went out for breakfast with my father after blueberry picking on Cape Cod.  One of the highlights of summer!    

Victoria Plums mmmmmmmmm!

By |December 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

There is something quite pleasing about a plate of Victoria Plums on the table, which has been the inspiration for my latest illustration.  With a brief appearance in the garden between late summer and early autumn, I make an effort not to m...

Painting Pomegranates

By |February 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I have spent the last few days painting pomegranates for a beverage illustration and have been completely immersed in the sumptuous juicy red tones which make pomegranates so alluring for both the eyes and the taste buds.  In many cultures the po...

View from the Artists

By |January 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

I'm pleased to be part of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden website page featuring 'View from the Artists'. For years the botanic garden in Cambridge has been one of my favorite places to spend time so I am happy to contribute some of the images...

Throwing paint!

By |January 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

 It's difficult getting back into a creative mode after spending a lot of time on the marketing and technical stuff.  I find the best way to get the creative juices flowing again is to just throw some paint around and see what happens - no a...

Illustrating Life in a Digital World

By |January 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

  Illustration for me is about engaging with life - the myriad of cultures, visual imagery, textures and patterns, and of course people - in all of our wonderful guises.  The challenge is to capture those moments which intrigue and inspire,...