Originally from Leicestershire, I decided to study Graphic Arts and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University. Here I specialised in printmaking, surface pattern, Graphic and illustrative design.
On moving south to live in Hertford I worked at Liberty in London alongside designers and buyers of the classic Liberty style. Following this, I took a position in the buying department at the London Graphic Centre. It was then I decided to use my experience to create and develop my own design studio.
My unique eye for design has lead to various interior products, creating a brand which, now known as Laura B Makes, has sold around the world to countries such as Japan and America as well as throughout Europe.
My latest work sees me drawing on my love of paper, using colour washes and experimental mark making to create a distinctive palette from which to work. For subject matter, my latest work draws inspiration from the natural world and combines and contrasts it with classic architectural and interior design.
Through intricate hand cutting of paper and multi layering, I build a slightly abstracted view of reality, drawing out shapes and textures. The passion I have for both the materials I work with and the subject matter in my art imbues my work with a genuine emotional chemistry.