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Small Bizz 100 August 26th, 2022

PROUD TO BE A PART OF SMALL BIZZ 100 Lauren’s Cows has been selected as one of the nation’s 100 most inspiring small firms by the Small Business Saturday UK campaign, as it marks its ten-year anniversary. The campaign showcases impressive, independent businesses from across the nation and we are thrilled to be a part …

Open House August 22nd, 2022

LAUREN’S COWS OPEN DOORS 3rd Spetember 10am-5pm The Cow Shed, Kings Barn, Crackenthorpe, Appleby-In-Westmorland Cumbria CA16 6AF JOIN JUDE IN THE COW SHED After the fantastic success of our first Open Doors at the Crackenthorpe Cow Shed we will be continuing to host an open day the first Saturday of every month. Join Jude in …

Jubilee Fun at Lauren’s Cows June 2nd, 2022

JUBILEE FUN AT LAUREN’S COWS It’s The Queen of England’s Platinum Jubilee. 70 years on the throne! Well we must celebrate, so we’re marking the occasion with a good old fashioned, ever so British, raffle! The Prize? A £70, YES £70, voucher to spend at Lauren’s Cows. HOW TO TAKE PART Every order placed on …

We’re Finalists May 13th, 2022

We’re Finalists! Start pouring the champagne- we have exciting news. We are exceptionally happy to announce that Lauren’s Cows are Finalists in the 2022 North West Family Business Awards! WHAT ARE THE FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS? The North West Family Business Awards take place every year, championing family businesses across the North West, recognizing their achievements …

RHS Spring Flower Festival April 28th, 2022

RHS MALVERN SPRING FESTIVAL! We’re heading to Worcestershire to take part in the Royal Horticulture Society’s spring flower show. Join us for a fantastic weekend of gardens, talks from the experts and of course shopping! 5th-8th May 2022 Three Counties Showground Malvern WR13 6NW We are incredibly excited to be joining one of the UK’s …

Honeyed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies November 24th, 2021

YUMMY WINTER TREATS As a Brit I’m always very jealous at this time of year of Thanksgiving! It all looks so scrumptious! So when I stumbled across the recipe for Honeyed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies in my local COOP magazine I just have to give them a go! After all biscuits are my FAVOURITE thing. …

The first Halloween October 30th, 2021

THE STORY OF STINGY JACK The pumpkin has become the symbol of Halloween, from horror films, to carving competitions and of course tasty autumn dishes, the Pumpkin is KING of October. But have you ever wondered about the origins of the Halloween Pumpkin? Well I decided to look things up for you! I always assumed …

Bread and Apples Are Life August 3rd, 2021

BREAD & APPLES ARE LIFE! Lilly has already made a big impact in the Lauren’s Cows herd bringing smiles to all. The first painting since my return from maternity leave she’s a breath of fresh air and the best welcome back to the studio! Now it’s time to share a little more of Lilly, from …

Send a Smile! February 6th, 2021

Send a Smile! Anyone else feeling a little bit bored? The highlight of my day is seeing the postman coming down the street and hoping he has something in his bag for me! He does! what can it be, what can it be!? Bill, bill, Bank Statement, Advert then…A little brown envelope, my friends handwriting, …

Fill Your kitchen with Cows! November 30th, 2020

Christmas Kitchen Must Haves! It’s December and our kitchens are filling with those delicious Festive smells as mince pies are filled, gingerbread men are iced and Florentines are slathered in chocolate! Not to mention that lovely Turkey dinner that awaits us! Well how about some friends to keep you company while you cook? Even better …

National Day Of The Cow Boy July 25th, 2020

Can we get a YE HAW! IT’S NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY! Every 4th Saturday of July is dedicated to one of the most iconic characters in history, the Cow Boy. But what about the Cow Girls? Read the story of one of the most famed Cow Girls the world has known. HOWDIE PARTNER One …

It’s Cow Appreciation Day July 20th, 2020

It’s 14th July and you know what that means! IT’S COW APPRECIATION DAY! I got in touch with some of my favourite farmers from across the country to see why they love cows so much! There are approximately 9.6 million cattle in the UK. That’s a lot of cows! One of the reasons I’m so …

Happy Mother’s Day to Me! March 22nd, 2020

I don’t know what the rule is when it comes to being a Mother. Does the baby have to be born yet, or does pregnancy count too? Well I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant and I’m calling it! Happy Mother’s Day to ME! It won’t be long now until we have our little bundle of fun. …

A Tribute February 28th, 2020

#howluckyami If ever you have a spare moment to read a blog post please make it this one. A tribute to a friend, gone but not forgotten. This entry has been a long time in the writing. It’s been started many a time, but before now I’ve not been able to finish. It is with …

I love Moo! February 13th, 2020

IT’S VALENTINE’S DAY! Love is in the air and I wanted to take a moment to celebrate my all time love… The COW! Cows get a lot of bad press at the moment as we concentrate on environmental issues such as green house gasses and deforestation. That’s why Valentine’s day is the perfect opportunity to …

Christmas Cows To Wow October 23rd, 2019

Bespoke Christmas Cows Just For You! Did you know that Lauren’s Cows offers a Christmas Card personalistation service? Fantastic for businesses, large families or even Christmas Party invites. We will print your bespoke message inside the Cow Card of your choice, provide the envelopes and post them straight to your door. Then all you have …

National Doodle Day September 3rd, 2019

Tiny Art for a Tremendous Cause I am thrilled to announce that a completely one off, never seen before piece of Lauren’s Cows art will be being auctioned off as part of this years National Doodle Day in support of Epilepsy.   What is Doodle Day? Every year, a selection of famous faces from the …

Now we have Frames! July 26th, 2019

WE HAVE FANTASTIC NEWS! We can now frame that picture for you! For a long time our customers have been requesting frames and we just haven’t had the right equipment to do it! However after a lot of hard work and intensive research we think we have solved it! You’ve found your Lauren’s Cows print, …

Stark Gallery June 10th, 2019

Cows and Cathedrals Just a stones throw away from the impressive Canterbury Cathedral sits a gallery full of unique artwork from top British creatives. And now, some Cows! The Lauren’s Cows herd have taken up residence in Stark Gallery in the beautiful city of Canterbury. You can’t compare an image on a computer screen to …

Ode To a Cow April 7th, 2019

When life seems one too many for you, Go and look at a cow.. ‘When life seems one too many for you, Go and look at a cow…’ This poem was sent to me by a follower on the Lauren’s Cows Facebook page (if you’re not following yet then you must!) and it may be …

Purple Day! March 26th, 2019

Let’s paint the day Purple! It’s the 26th March which means the international day for epilepsy also known as Purple Day. On this day we all come together to raise awareness of this condition and help make a difference to the lives of people affected by epilepsy. People such as myself. That’s right I have …

Meet Melody from Greyley Jerseys March 22nd, 2019

Melody’s Story In September I had the pleasure of visiting a local Jersey Farm in York and spending an afternoon with a lovely herd of milking Jerseys. Since my trip one of Greyleys Jersey Cows has made it into the Lauren’s Cows herd, with many more to join in due course. As you know, I …

Gift’s for Mum March 15th, 2019

Gift’s With a Twist this Mother’s Day! Mother’s day is just around the corner Sunday 31st March But fear not Lauren’s Cows have got you covered with a range of fantastic gifts to make your Mum smile! So here’s a few ideas for prezzies that will earn you serious brownie points this Mothers Day 1. …

It’s International Women’s Day March 7th, 2019

WHO RUNS THE WORLD? GIRLS!! It’s international women’s day and to celebrate what is probably the most important event in our calendar, I wanted to share with you the women that inspire me most. There are so many women who have inspired me and shaped the woman that I am today. However there is one …

A Christmas Classic with a twist! December 17th, 2018

The Night Before Christmas by Lauren’s Cows Everyone knows the Christmas classic ‘The Night Before Christmas’ well I decided that we needed a farm yard version, featuring our favourite animal! The Cow. I’m sure it will be soon be read in every home at Christmas. I hope you’re sitting comfortably…. The Night Before Christmas, by …

Lauren’s guide to the perfect gift! December 10th, 2018

Lauren’s Gift Guide for Christmas It can be hard finding theideal Christmas present at this festive time of year, no one likes panic buying or giving ‘make-do’ presents. So I thought I’d put together a few ideas to help a long the way. Whether it be a stocking filler for children, secret santa gift for …

Just A Card November 27th, 2018

If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open   This week is no ordinary week! It’s Indie Week and that means it’s time for ‘Just A Card’. Just a Card campaign is very close to my heart. The whole idea is to encourage people to buy from …

Pumpkin Pie Time! November 9th, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Recipe I recently baked a Pumpkin Pie for a photoshoot to accompany my beautiful china pouring jugs. Since posting the photos I have been inundated requests for the recipe! So here it is! I found my original recipe on the BBC Good Food Website, and have adapted slightly to suit my own taste. …

We’re Having a Highland Fling November 4th, 2018

We all love a Highland Cow! There’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned hairy coo to make you smile. They seem to be everywhere at the moment and for me it’s the more the merrier, but I think it’s important that each Highland painting has something special about it. It’s own character and personality, …

You have your cow, now let’s frame it! September 25th, 2018

The Lauren’s Cows guide to framing! So you’ve found the perfect Cow for your wall, now all you have to do is frame it. Unfortunately we are still figuring out how we can offer this service ourselves but in the meantime here’s a little advice from us on how to choose the right frame. Being …

Ross Ranch Horns July 11th, 2018

Meet the man behind the Longhorns! We all know how excited I’ve been recently adding my first Texas Longhorn family to the Lauren’s Cows Herd. I’ve been following Ross Ranch on social media regularly and was thrilled when he gave me permission to paint his photos. He also kindly let me bombard him with all …

Everything’s bigger in Texas April 27th, 2018

Friends from across the pond! I love photographing cows. There’s nothing quite like lying in the grass peering up at the big wet nose of an inquisitive cow. It’s the best way to truly know their personality, after all character is what my paintings are all about. However it’s not always possible for me to …

Meet Jane Duke April 11th, 2018

A pocket full of birds. York Open Studios begins this weekend 14th & 15th April and hopefully many of you will be joining me to see the cows at Bar Lane Studios, York. But it’s not only me who will be welcoming in York’s public, I’m just one of one hundred artists. Today I saw …

Fancy a Snoop? April 5th, 2018

It’s time once more for York Open Studios! This wonderful art event is one of my Highlights of the year. It’s a fantastic art exhibition that spreads all over York, showcasing some of the top artists in our city. Whether you’re an art fan or not, its a great day out! If nothing else you …

A British White Cow joins the herd March 20th, 2018

There’s a new cow in Lauren’s herd and she’s our very first British White! I’ve always struggled to find British Whites out and about, so was delighted when, by a twist of fate I found H Chapman & Son on Instagram. Not only did they have beautiful photographs of their British White cattle, they also …

The Mum behind the magic! March 10th, 2018

Meet Jude, the Mum behind the magic! Lauren’s Cows is now in it’s fifth year and I have great fun being the face of the business painting my cows, but we must not forget a certain someone hard at work behind the scenes. As you know Lauren’s Cows is a Mother, Daughter partnership and I …

Wonderful world of Cattle! The Belty March 2nd, 2018

The Belted Galloway There’s a new kid in town, he’s black, he’s white he’s…striped? There are certain breeds out there that we don’t get to see on a daily basis- unless you’re very lucky that is. The Belted Galloway is one of these rarer breeds. However, I’m very excited to introduce the latest kid on …

The Wonderful World of Cattle, The Charolais March 2nd, 2018

Dites bonjour à Ivory, la Vache Charolaise! From now on I’ll drop my terrible French and stick to English! But please say hello to Ivory the Charolais Cow. She’s new to the herd and exceptionally beautiful. This is my first ever Charolais, Ivory and I love her. She has the most beautiful face and looks …

Valentine’s Day is coming around! January 31st, 2018

Somebody Love’s Moo! Whether you like it or not Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! I’ve never been very lucky in love until I found my husband so I still quite enjoy the novelty of Valentine’s, I must admit, however we’re not a soppy couple. We don’t do the red roses and the candle lit dinners! …

Potentially the best studio in the land! January 16th, 2018

Have I gone mad or could this be the best studio ever? Let me introduce you to what is believed to be, the last Berkeley Statesman in existence! Now I’m no caravan expert, but I know cool when I see it and this is COOL! Now don’t get me wrong, I know that this isn’t …

Make your home a Cow-massy this year! November 22nd, 2017

How to have a Cow filled Christmas! We all love Cows! Especially me, and this Christmas I am making my Christmas Cow filled! So I’ve been hunting out some special festive treats to make it easy for you too to have a very……. Merry Cowmas!! 1. Highland Cow Christmas Bauble SarahJaneColeby £10 I love finding …

Let the Festivities begin! November 6th, 2017

Let the Festivities begin! Winter is well and truly here and that can only mean one thing! It’s time to kick off the Christmas Fairs! Lauren’s Cows exhibit at a long list of fairs over the Festive season, and it’s a great opportunity to meet the Lauren’s Cows team and choose your Cow in person. …

The Handmade Fair 2017 September 12th, 2017

Get Ready Kirstie Allsopp! There’s a stampede coming your way! This week Lauren’s Cows will be returning to Hampton Court Palace for one of our favourite events in the calendar, Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair. 15th-17th September We are regulars at the Handmade Fair having exhibited every year of it’s existence! This will be the fairs …

Top Five Cow Encounters August 19th, 2017

Top Five Cow Encounters As you know by now, my job is a little peculiar. Although most of my time is spent in the studio painting, I do occasionally pop out into the great outdoors and grab a few photos! After all I do need models! This is a really fun part of what I …

The Cows make BBC Countryfile August 19th, 2017

Cows, Camera, Action! Lauren’s Cows on BBC Countryfile! It’s happening, the Cows and I are about to make our very first television appearance! We will be appearing on BBC One’s hugely popular country life programme Countryfile 6pm Sunday, 20th August as part of their summer special. Want some behind the scenes gossip? Well here it …

Surrey Cow Parade Fun August 19th, 2017

The Surrey Cow Parade Fun Continues Clarabelle has been on her summer holidays touring the nation agricultural show scene. So what’s her story… read on to find out more!   The Surrey Cow Parade is the world’s largest public art event. Every year it changes location and fills a different area with brightly decorated life …

It’s Show Time June 17th, 2017

It’s time to kick off the summer shows! And what better way than with three back to Back! That’s right, we’re hitting it at a run. Three shows in one week! The north, the north west and then even further north! 1st we kick off with Askham Hall, Summer fete this Sunday, 18th June. This …

York Open Studios April 24th, 2017

York Open Studios, an arty day out! If you like art, exploring and a day out with a difference, then any community Open Studios is the perfect outing for you! There are Open Studios events nationwide however the one that I’ll be talking about is York Open Studios. If you follow me on Facebook, or …

Meet Mark Hearld April 2nd, 2017

Meet Mark Hearld, A very well established artist living and working in York. Taking his inspiration from the flora and fauna of the British countryside, Mark works across a number of mediums, producing limited edition lithographic and linocut prints, unique paintings, collages and hand-painted ceramics. Only having recently discovered Mark’s work I am fascinated by …

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