Laura Shallcrass is an artist and commercial illustrator based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Laura was born in Wellington where she trained as an illustrator and graphic designer, before traveling the world.
Laura settled in Queenstown where her love of the outdoors informs and inspires her work. Flora and, fauna feature heavily, alongside gemstones and minerals hovering, dreamlike, against scenes ethereal and yet familiar.
Laura paints in oils and gouache and draws in ink and graphite, creating sparse and yet detail focused works of infinite depth and stillness.
She has participated in a number of group shows as well as 4 solo exhibitions. A finalist for the Red Book Art Prize 2013 she is published in the Red Book, Remix, Extra Curricular and a number of other publications from New Zealand and Australia.
Laura works out of her home in the hills near Queenstown New Zealand.