The Story Behind Eljae Studio
Hello! I'm Lauren J. Perwas, the person behind Eljae Studio. "El" and "jae" don't simply represent my initials; my parents named me after my grandmothers, Loretta and Jessie. My family has always been supportive and I wanted to bring their love into this endeavor.
I try to appreciate the small things we encounter in life and then spotlight their uniqueness and beauty in my paintings. I especially enjoy painting things I find in nature but I can't seem to stick to only botanicals. It would certainly serve my Instagram feed better if I stuck with the same style and same general subject matter, but I want my art to be an expression of me. I'm inspired by such a wide range of topics and I always want to try new styles and techniques. So, I embrace my varied interests and paint what brings me joy.
I also love creating custom artwork. There is always a story behind the painting and I feel honored to be a small part of that. I hope you find inspiration not only from my artwork, but also from the small things in your own life!
After I graduated college, I dove into the world of logo design. I tend to paint quite realistically, with a lot of details. Design gives me an opportunity to explore a clean and minimalist aesthetic. My favorite quote about design reflects this idea perfectly:
"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery