Laura McKendry
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Laura McKendry

Artist-Illustrator: Natural World

Londra, Regno Unito

Laura McKendry

I’m an artist, illustrator and educator.

I live in London now with my three young kids, but I grew up in rural south west England. My work is inspired by this rural upbringing, plus the energy of my children - and how this combination plays out through life in an urban space.

As a teacher, and an artist, I focus on the mistakes. They are fundamental to making creative discoveries and in trying to avoid them we risk stifling ourselves. My courses invite students to draw and paint in unusual and experimental ways, to let go of being in complete control and become open to the unexpected.

I draw mostly in watercolour, ink and coloured pencil, but also experiment with found materials and tools (bubble wrap, emulsion paint, sticks, teabags, squashed blackberries, paintbrush handles…). I often stand to draw and paint on the floor which injects an energy and playfulness to my drawings - the process for me is very physical, almost like a dance.

My work can been found on books, homeware, fabric and fine art prints, and includes clients such as Waterstones, John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Whistlefish, Woodmansterne and Profile Books.

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  • Illustrare la natura: esplorazione creativa

    Illustra il mondo naturale con acquerelli, inchiostro e un approccio sperimentale

    Un corso di Laura McKendry, Illustratrice e artista

    67% di sconto $44.90USD

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