About Lauren

Lauren Ashley Manicke

Star Keeper Illustrations is the creative endeavor of Illinois native, Lauren Manicke. She is a Senior studying Illustration at Columbia College of Chicago. Working traditionally with a wide array of mediums, Lauren favors her watercolors and and ink markers when bringing her creations to life, but also dabbles in digital painting.

Much of her inspiration is drawn from spiritualism, feminism, and fantasy. As a visual storyteller, Lauren dreams of illustrating children’s books, comics, and maybe even a graphic novel. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hosting Sister Circles, and studying Tarot and the Mystical Arts, and volunteering as the “Artist in Residence” for GLAS Education .

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