Year Two - CPS


I currently have contacted people around me who may have access to artist’s that I would be able to interview. I thought that this would be the most effective way to gain opportunities for a response as without direct contact my email requests to artists way not get seen.

My housemate has given me the contact details of her stepmum who is a current artist who practises painting and produces lots of abstract work. She exhibits ….

My grandparents have worked at the University of Leicester and over the years have become friends with or formed acquaintances with a wide variety of people who all career paths. So I thought it was worth asking them if they knew an y artists that I would interview.

Megan Hunter

Megan Hunter is a Leicester based portrait artist, who uses oil paints to create realistic likeness to people who she is portraying. I was fortunate enough for Megan to give me some time to interview her and gain some greater insight into her practise. This video is the edited version of the zoom call we had grasping the main points which we spoke about.

Year Two - CPS

Work Experience

As part of my research into future career possibilities, I have been looking into education. I have began by contacting my A-level tutor requesting to volunteer in the Art department.

I think gaining some work experience in a classroom environment would be beneficial to me to see behind the scenes of lesson planning and the current curriculum that teachers have. This will give me a greater insight into wether a career in education would be a career worth pursuing.

Year Two - Painting

‘Absence of Though’

Distillery Leicester

Year Two - Painting

Initial Research

Year Two - Painting

Leicester Contemporary Visit

Year Two - CPS

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Lauren Allred

Address: Leicester

Contact details:

Very brief description about your current practice ie specialism & studying FA at DMU

Education and Awards (start from DMU go back to FAD/ND/A Levels)

Active Arts Award For Achievement Across the Arts by a year 11 Student, 2017 

Exhibitions one person/group (start from most recent)

Single Sculpture as part of a school exhibition at Westend gallery, Highcross Steet, Leicester in 2014.


Any articles, magazines, these could be online


  • Angel and Devil diptych for Countesthorpe Community College Religious Studies Department 2017
  • Painting for IELTS Office Leicester College in 2018
  • Wall Mural for Baby’s room, personal commission 2019
  • Symbolic Family Representation painting, personal commission 2020
  • Koi Carp painting, personal commission 2020

Collections (Sales): 

don’t list individual sales, just mention they are in:

UK private/public collections

Europe private/public collections


Year One - Drawing

Soft Touch Arts

Year One - Drawing Term Two

Circular Rose

Year One - Drawing Term Two

Digital Drawings

Year One - Print Making Fine

Print Disaster!

Results of leaving an inked-up polystyrene in white spirit over night to clean up properly the next day, resulting in the 15 squares melting into a shrivelled-up ball!

Definitely going to stay away from white spirit in the future!