I’m Laura McKendry, an illustrator and artist based in North London, UK. I undertake commcerial work for licensing and sell original drawings.
I work mostly in watercolour, ink and coloured pencil, but also experiment with unusual tools and materials (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.
My artwork has been licensed worldwide for greeting cards, gift-wrap, mugs, homeware and fine art prints. My book cover illustration for André Alexis’ novel Fifteen Dogs was nominated for the V&A Illustration Awards 2016.
I teach drawing and illustration short courses at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. I’m a Domestika tutor and also run live and online creative workshops throughout the year. My workshops are accessible, with a focus on playful ways of unlocking creativity combined with technical skills and directive guidance.
More drawings of dogs and cats can be found at birdandbeast.co.uk.
Artko, Card Mix, Creative Tops, Darling Dog Company, Dunoon Mugs, Felix Project, Impress, Jaccart, Laura Ashley, Ling, Museums & Galleries, Noel Tatt, Paper Dove, Papyrus, Pet Sense, Pixi Beauty, Profile Books, Synchronicity Earth, Waterstones, Whistlefish Galleries, Wildwash, WHSmith, Woodmansterne.