Laura is passionate about ecology, wildlife epidemiology and environmental conservation.
She began publishing in newspapers as a freelance wildlife artist at the age of thirteen. Since that time her passion for conservation has led her not only to expand her artistic abilities, but has also shaped her professional career, leading to her current position as a conservation scientist / disease ecology Research Fellow. She did her PhD on the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which is threatening frogs worldwide.
Painting wildlife has always provided an opportunity for Laura to share her interest in conservation with others. Artistically she focuses predominantly on portraying less well known wildlife species, including many endemic Australian animals.
Paintings are composed mostly from her own photographic source material, and she uses highly detailed illustrative ink, watercolour, acrylic and pastel techniques.