Lauren’s Cows is a mother, daughter partnership specialising in vibrant artwork and luxury items for the home. With Lauren painting from her studio in the heart of York and Jude running and taking care of business from the family home in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. The business launched in the summer of 2012, quite unexpectedly. It all began with a single painting of a cow, which Lauren painted for her kitchen, whilst working as a waitress and actress in the heart of London.
Lauren grew tired of city life and needed a window to her country childhood. What better view than a curious cow peering in on her kitchen table? It was when framing this one-off painting that her career path took a serious change! The framer in North Yorkshire was so taken by the characterful cow, that he offered to host an exhibition for Lauren if she agreed to paint twenty more of her beautiful beasts! The response and enthusiasm that this debut exhibition generated gave Lauren the confidence to launch her art business and brand and Lauren’s Cows was born. Lauren has now made her home in York leaving the stage and waitressing behind to pursue her love of art full time.
“I may not be formally trained, and am certainly not the biggest, but I love what I do. Cows have such a curious nature and humorous personality that they just make me smile and I take great pleasure in passing that smile on through my vibrant paintings. I always say it’s all very well buying a piece of artwork to compliment your sofa, but when you really notice your piece everyday and it brings a smile to your face, that’s priceless.”
Meanwhile Jude, who had recently retired from her thirty year career as an optometrist, soon found her time filled with booking exhibitions, packing cards, and posting prints and it wasn’t long before mother and daughter officially teamed up to create what is now a thriving brand.
“We greatly value the relationship we have with all our customers and suppliers. Nothing is stamped with the Lauren’s Cows seal of approval until we are both certain our product is the best it can be (and we are both incredibly picky!) It’s quite humbling to see what we have achieved in, what feels like, such a short amount of time. My husband and I never thought our converted cow barn home would once again be filled with cattle that’s for sure!”
Now with a range of homeware products, proudly made in England with incredible care and attention at every stage of their journey, Lauren’s Cows is thriving and growing more every day. We are dedicated to producing top quality products, excellent customer service and cows that ultimately bring a smile to your face.