LAUREN WRIGHT VARTANIAN is a visual artist who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2006. Her work focuses on bridging Science and Art in a way that is both beautiful and educational. She is currently working on an illustrated, science themed alphabet book. The art work is a combination of applique, embroidery, needle felting and quilting. Lauren lives in Guelph with her husband and child. She is an active part of the Guelph artistic community.