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This is Lauren, or Lolo, Jie-ye (pronounced “G-yay”).


My work, paintings, and drawings are about my passion for wildlife (including plants and humans) and psycho-emotional climates (including those of non-human animals). 


I graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in Visual Art, exploring sculpture, illustration, and painting. I discovered some of my favorite abstract painters while on a year-long study abroad at the University of Bordeaux, France.


Before developing Between Us Portraits, I taught 4th grade in the Bay Area and later Elementary Art on the Central Coast...while my dog taught me the value of having an animal family member.


When I’m not at an easel, I might be ecstatic-dancing, practicing yoga, or seeking inspiring interaction with my wild neighbors at the beaches, breweries, forests, and farms around my home in California. 

Lauren "LoLo" Jie-Ye


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