Here’s Why We’re Keeping Our Eye on Artist Lauren Roth
(Sponsored) From fine art to home décor to stylish accessories, Lauren Roth does it all.
Hawai‘i based and East Coast bred, artist Lauren Roth wears many hats as a designer, painter, illustrator and small-business owner. A former artist for Whole Foods, she received her BFA in illustration and art history from the Savannah College of Art and Design and has called Hawai‘i home for almost 10 years. In the decade that she’s been here, Roth has worked with big names, showcased her work at countless shows, and has been recognized by the creative community for her achievements and collaborations. So what’s next for this shining star?
1. She’s got exciting new projects in the works.
The 2017 Best of Honolulu pick for best collaborator, Roth certainly lives up to her title: She’s created custom designs for Nordstrom Ala Moana, Ari South, Fighting Eel and Jake Shimabukuro, to name a few. Now, she’s got new projects lined up with Sand People and other brands, but shh! Those are being kept under wraps … for now.
2. Her product line is expansive.
From tropical art prints and wooden postcards to trucker hats and colorful clutches, her art makes great omiyage for visiting friends or a beautiful present for that special someone on your holiday shopping list. Her canvas-and-leather shell tote makes the perfect carry-all for shopping or a day at the beach!
3. Have you seen her murals?
You’ve probably seen a drippy blue palm tree mural popping up all over your Instagram, the background to smiling tourists or a perfectly framed cup of coffee from next door. Located by Betty x Joe Boutique and Chadlou’s Coffee, this iconic mural is known to Kailua locals and visitors alike. Roth shared her mural painting skills with the community again when she was featured at HONOLULU Magazine’s first-ever World Wide InstaMeet at the Surfjack, where she painted a tropical rainbow mural with attendees.
4. She’s beloved in Japan.
Her yearly visits to Osaka for the Hankyu Fair and Tokyo for Isetan draw crowds of Japanese fans, who fall in love with her colorful, tropical art. Roth even sells a coloring book she made with her Japanese fans in mind.
5. She’s got an upcoming solo show, so mark your calendar.
Kailua boutique Betty x Joe is hosting a solo show of her work on Dec. 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Stop by for pūpū, drinks and some last-minute holiday shopping! Roth is debuting a brand-new painting and two limited edition shirts, so swing by, say hi, and snatch them up before they’re completely gone!
Bonus—You can scoop up anything in her webshop for 25 percent off using the code THANKFUL at checkout! Sale runs through Monday. Or, shop her goods in person this Sunday at the Pineapple Patio (2038 S. King St.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Can’t get enough of Lauren Roth? You can find her online at mynameislauren.com or at local retailers including Sand People, Nordstrom, Green Room Gallery, Mori by Art + Flea, Hakubundo and Fighting Eel. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram at @LaurenRothArt.