My name is Laura
I'm a self-taught artist and illustrator living in sunny Florida. Much of my work is heavily inspired by my home state, as there are so many unique and beautiful species here! Animals and nature are my primary subjects, and I love to bring out their character through my colorful and whimsical style.
All of my illustrations are backed my desire to bring awareness to animal conservation. I'm working to partner with conservations, rescues, and sanctuaries so that my artwork may support the animals that I paint.
It's my mission as an artist to give back to the animals and the people who care for them through my work.
How do I make my donations?
Every month I go over my online (and in person event) sales and once I've reached a threshold of $5 for the organization, I will donate directly to their websites. Sometimes it will take several months to accumulate the threshold amount depending on the popularity of what's being sold.
Who do I donate to?
Whenever I make a new animal, I go in search of an accredited organization that supports the conservation of that animal.
Are you officially partnered with these conservations?
Some! I have a relationship with a few, but some don't even know I donate to them! I hope to gain relationships with as many as I can.
Do you do free work for non-profits?
Occasionally when I offer to, or if I have the time and means to. My art is my main income, which is why I try to find a balance between supporting the animals I love, and supporting myself! Working on a project that is mutually beneficial is what I aim for.
What portion of sales do you donate?
All my online and in person event sales I donate .25 cents to .50 cents per sticker and card, and 10% for each print. My wholesale and consignment sales are seperate for now as those are what keeps my art business afloat and allows me to still donate towards conservation. You can see my donation receipts through my instagram "donation" highlight.