Lauren Thiem is a contemporary mixed-media artist living in Meridian Idaho. After earning her B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Southern Maine and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from New College of California, Lauren entered the business world and worked in San Francisco for the next two decades.
Starting in the late 90’s Lauren studied painting with Michael Cookinham at Merritt College in Oakland California. With Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin she has taken international workshops and continues to study with them through their Cold Wax Academy. She also studies with Nicholas Wilton through his Art2Life Academy.