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About Laura

Laura’s Romanian rescue dog, Violet.

Birmingham-based artist and illustrator Laura has loved to draw and paint for as long as she can remember.

Working predominantly in inks and pencil on paper, Laura brings her subjects to life through intricate detail contrasted with bold lines and loose ink. While her work looks effortless, her process is meticulous.

Laura loves music old and new. She is inspired by icons of the late 70s and early 80s – her colour palette informed by illustration and cover artwork of that era.

Other influences on her work are fashion illustrators René Gruau and David Downton, Arthur Rackham, Quentin Blake, Alphonse Mucha, and the visceral etchings of Ralph Steadman. She also loves da Vinci’s notebook sketches.

Since graduating from the University of Creative Arts in 2009, Laura has worked professionally, creating beautifully evocative creations for various clients and brands. She has also worked as a live illustrator for events at Selfridges and Birmingham Pride. Her trademark illustrations can be found in galleries, across chocolate bar wrappers and on the walls of those who love her work.


Exhibitions
Get Rolling – West London Art Factory ’10 | Factory Project – West London Art Factory ’11 | Factory Project – The Hospital Club ’11 | Factory Project with Graffick Gallery – Red Bull Studios ’11 | Urban in Ibiza, ’11 | Group show – The Camden Eye ’11 | Factory Project – Red Bull Studios ’12 | Art Guitars – West London Art Factory ’13 | Group show – House of Illustration ’14 | Castle Fine Art Autumn Fair – ICC ’15 | Solo show – Paul Smith, Mailbox ’17 | Birmingham Design Festival ’18 and ’19 | Dynamite Gallery (Jan – Nov) ’19 | Inktober with Ken Bromley Art Supplies, Online ’20.

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