The artist, Lauren Dilay, started painting to get away from reality. Her emotions, thoughts and feelings go into each painting she creates. She starts off sketching ideas and they form into creations that she gets lost in. She deals with many stressors, anxiety and depression, but this is what keeps her going. Lauren wants to inspire others to overcome anxiety and depression through her art. There are many paintings she doesn't complete because she is unhappy with how they turn out. There are only few she will show people when she gets her emotions out onto canvas; these are what she considers accomplishments.