Bird and Beast showcases the work of London-based animal illustrator, Laura McKendry.
Laura is fascinated by our relationship with the animal kingdom – how we are entertained, comforted, enchanted, amused by these critters, how they enrich our lives. Her drawings, created in a combination of ink, charcoal, watercolour and pencil, pay tribute to the role of our furry, feathered, scaly friends.
With her distinctive, playful style, Laura captures the individual mannerisms and quirks of animals in bespoke commissions, greeting cards, merchandise, and limited and open edition prints. She is also available for editorial work and is always interested in being contacted about opportunities for collaboration.
Laura’s images are licensed by Yellow House Art Licensing. Greeting cards and merchandise featuring her designs may be found in UK stockists John Lewis, Fenwicks, Waterstones, Sainsburys, WHSmith, Laura Ashley, Daunt Books as well as independent retailers.
She lives in East London with her husband and combines her work as an illustrator with raising their two young kids (aged 3 and 4). She longs for a whippet.
Read Yellow House Art Licensing’s Behind the Scenes article for more information about Laura and her work or follow her on Instagram (@birdandbeast) for semi-regular updates of new work and experiments.