Wigan based artist Laura has a degree in Mathematics from University College London. She also studied at the Slade School of Fine Art before gaining her diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design. She went on to study Scientific & Natural History Illustration at Blackpool & the Fylde School of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2009 with First Class honours.
Her work has been displayed in a number of exhibitions across the UK, including the Society of Wildlife Artists’ (SWLA) Annual Show and the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA), and she has been shortlisted for the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year award.
In 2014 she reached the grand final of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and had two of her paintings hang in the National Portrait Gallery, London. She painted portraits of Sir Ian McKellen, Richard Dawkins, Reverend Sally Hitchiner and Ashley Jensen. She was also commissioned by the Royal College of Music to paint Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and this portrait now hangs in the foyer of the Britten Theatre.