Laura Pearse

A self taught artist 

Born in Rutland 1987, Laura lives in East London working as a specialised Portrait and Wildlife artist.

Always with an adoration for art and creativity plus a love of nature and wildlife that never waned, she pursued her enthusiasm only as a sideline when it came to further education. She achieved a BSC Honours in Marketing at Newcastle Upon Tyne University (2009) - still painting for pleasure in her free time throughout. Once studying was over, Laura received her first ever pet portrait commission, triggering sufficient response from others it became a sideline career until summer 2013.

In June 2013, Laura assisted a team of three other artists on her first ever mural project at a residential property in Barbados, managed by Capital Interiors. This rare opportunity opened her eyes to the possibilities ahead and, consequently, became the catalyst for her going solo as an artist on her return. She is now based at Hackney Downs Studios extending her portfolio of work, accepting commissions as well as working towards a variety of exhibitions for 2014.