Laura graduated from the University of South Australia in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication, majoring in Illustration Design. Since then she has been working as a freelance illustrator. Among Laura’s clients are ERA Publications, Benchmark Publications, UWA, Lothian Books, Omnibus Books and Windy Hollow Books.
In 2005 she received an Honour Award in the Crichton Award for the illustrations of Eyes in the Night picture book. The book also received the Environment Award of The Wilderness Society.
In 2008 her illustrations for Wolf Kingdom, published by Omnibus Books, received the Aurealis award.
Laura also holds a part time lecturer position at TAFE SA teaching various drawing and illustration subjects.
I enjoy illustrating beautiful pictures and stories that are a little surreal. They inspire my imagination to create atmospheric dream-like images. (Laura Peterson)