Florida: A place deeply cherished and celebrated by many.
From childhood family vacations to welcoming beaches offering respite from cold Northern winters, Lauren Craddock has always felt that Florida was her second home.
As a child, Lauren spent most holidays with her grandparents on the west coast of Florida, making beloved memories and ensuring that the many sandy footprints she made near the sea were forever cemented in her heart.
After meeting her now-husband at a local tiki bar, her fate as a full-time Florida resident was sealed and Lauren has spent every moment since taking in the beauty of the area by both land and sea.
Today, Lauren is still inspired by her surroundings and the waterways by which she resides. By combining timeless photography with digital painting, she is able to create her own unique medium as a way to display the remarkable and playful beauty of the area.
Lauren is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and resides in Sarasota with her husband, daughter, 3 dogs, and baby on the way. When she is not creating her artwork, she can be found pounding the pavement in her running shoes or boating with her family.