Laura is a collage artist and children’s book illustrator who explores themes that celebrate culture, local environments, nature and encourage inclusivity. She enjoys using colour, shape and pattern to evoke an emotional response or as a vessel to learn. Laura uses stained papers which she intricately cuts to create her collages. Alongside illustrating, she is an art and textiles teacher in Norfolk.
With her QEST Scholarship Laura will complete her MA in children’s book illustration at Anglia Ruskin University. Laura hopes to create inspiring and engaging illustrations that will attract freelance work, a publisher or agent. Her scholarship will also enable her to exhibit at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, in order to gain exposure to the world’s industry professionals.