Pan of the Forest

Last summer I was hiking in the woods around Little Pine State Park in Pennsylvania. There’s lots of snakes, frogs, insects and birds to see. I’m a nature lover and always looks forward to seeing wildlife, especially in its natural setting. This surreal buck surrounded by lightning bugs and snakes in the grass is inspired by that walk.  Looking forward to some more hikes and plein air painting this spring.

Pan in the Forest Apr.12'16 193copy copy


“Pan of the Forest” Oil on Linen 20″x20″ Lauren Litwa Holden

Tekla’s Ladder at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg PA


I’m happy to share that

“Tekla’s Ladder” has been chosen to hang in the

Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg, PA.

First Lady Frances Wolf chose this painting from the

PA State Museum




“Tekla’s Ladder” was named after my Grandmother Tekla who emigrated from Poland in the early 1900’s.





The Night Visitors in the Studio

“The Night Visitors” Oil on Linen 44″x48″


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The idea for this painting has been something I’ve been thinking about for years.  I kept visualizing beams of light coming down on a farm.  The painting kept growing to include this fox and the burning building in the background. “The Night Visitors” ….It’s like a movie setting or a chapter in a novel…

New Painting Sales


“Night Watch at Anderson & Main”

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“Meads Barn I”

Nice to share some new art sales with you.
When someone invests in my work, well it means quite a lot….
Thank you.
From one dinosaur to another….
Whatever you’re passionate about, keep on keeping on!
This world needs more musician, poets, writers, and yes, artists.
You are appreciated!

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“Grapefruit Moon”

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“Standing on Frack Free Ground”

December Art Exhibitions

Sunday December 6th I will be having two Art Exhibition Opening Receptions at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia’s 2015 Art Exhibition and Sale – Industrial Philadelphia Past and Present. 219 South 6th Street – Philadelphia PA 19106 Reception 2 to 5pm – Exhibition closes January 2, 2016


Darlington Arts Center 977 Shavertown Road in Garnet Valley PA 19060 also opens December 6th at 2:30pm – This is a one person exhibition featuring my watercolors and oil paintings.  Darlington is a school teaching all ages visual arts, dance, drama and music. This exhibition closes January 11, 2016

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Mowgli in the Studio at 112 Wawa Road in Wawa PA 19063

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Watercolor of Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Maine

Assemblage Artists Collective Exhibit at Wayne Art Center October/November 2015

“Common Ground: Singular Visions”

An Exhibition of 15 Women Artists

at Wayne Art Center in Wayne PA







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Working on New Paintings in the Studio



Working on “Grapefruit Moon” in the Studio

Oil on Linen 20″x20″

grapefruit moon in progress

Art at the PA Governors Residence


“Vision of Nirvana”oil on linen




Paintings and Sculptures by PA Arts Experience artists will be on display at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg throughout February 2016.  Thanks Governor Tom Wolf for supporting the arts!

Tours are available

Summer Exhibitions 2015

Selected artists from the Art of the State, and our Curators,

have come together to provide special presentations to discuss their work,

artistic process, and this year’s exhibit.

Join Lauren Litwa Holden, Purchase Prize award winner,

and David Dunn, Director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania,

during Gallery Walk on September 13, 2015 at 2:00.  The Museum is free of charge

from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM in celebration of Gallery Walk

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

Phone: 717.705.6961

Teklas Ladder 2015

Purchase Prize at the State Museum of Pennsylvania

Teklas Ladder – oil on linen – 46″x50

Assemblage Artists Collective

Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingwood NJ


Moon Totem Ancestor 2015 copy

Moon Totem Ancestor – mixed media – 50″x50

Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Race Track

777 Harrah’s Blvd.

Chester, PA  19013

Friday, June 5, 2015 throughout November 2015

In The Main Lobby at The Gallery Wall

Messenger copy

Messenger – oil on canvas – 40″x40″

PA Arts Experience in Showcase Now

Lauren Litwa Holden is a painter of spectacular promise and brings her oils from her studio in Wawa in Delaware County to the Pennsylvania Art Experience for a show running through May. You can learn more about this artist by calling 610-937-1411 or by visiting her online at . You can email her at The Pennsylvania Arts Experience is a non-profit arts organization promoting the arts along the scenic river valleys of southeastern Pennsylvania. “We are committed,” a spokesperson says, “to establishing an internationally recognized arts destination by marketing a membership of creative artists and venues throughout the Artist Trail, our website, and regional Arts Orientation Centers. We are On the Map!” “Watch the website” the volunteers and staff urge you “to attend a Gallery Talk and to plan a trip and see for yourself what wonders there are in this section of Pennsylvania. Gallery Talks are held on Saturdays at 11 a.m.,” they say, “and Ms. Holden will be here this month to talk about her art and the wonders she sees in the Trail of Art which she is a part of. “ The Pennsylvania Arts Experience Gallery and Welcome Center is located at 37 W Philadelphia Street in York. Regular hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gallery is also open First Fridays from 5:30 – 9 p.m. and by appointment. Call 717-884-8822. Hear Lauren Litwa Holden’s talk about her art on Saturday, May 16; 11 a.m.

Sky Walkers

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