by Heidi Petite
This week Artist of the week goes to the very creative, very awesome and very popular Laura Callaghan. Laura is an Irish illustrator based in South East London who graduated with an MA in Illustration from Kingston University back in 2010. I first spotted Laura's art work years ago before i used social media and before i even knew what instagram was. I ripped out a small illustration Laura had done in a girls magazine and i kept it pinned to my wall for quite a while! As an artist myself i absolutely loved her style of illustration and felt really inspired by it. Ultimately i'm not the best illustrator in the world, my work is more paint and mixed media but if i could draw like anyone, id love to draw like Laura.
Laura's work is hand drawn with a mixture of watercolour, indian ink and isograph pens. Her female empowering illustrations show unbelievable creativity and talent. Laura's work is bold and bright, VERY CONFETTI! Every character has her own style and every girl can find a character to relate to themselves. This art oozes confidence and energy and we absolutely adore it!
Check out more of Laura's work including collaborations with Adidas and Tatty Devine on her website here.
Or find her on Instagram @LauraCallaghanIllustration