About

Bird and Beast showcases the work of animal artist-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 variety of materials including 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 ranging from small sketches to giant paintings.

She also licenses her work for use on greeting cards and homeware. Mugs, books, cards and fabric featuring her work may be found in UK stockists including John Lewis, Fenwicks, Waterstones, Sainsburys, WHSmith, Laura Ashley, Daunt Books as well as independent retailers. More of Laura’s work can be found at lauramckendry.com.

She lives in North London with her husband, three young children and a cat. Alongside her own creative practice she also runs workshops from her home studio and teaches drawing at Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London.

Clients include:
Artko
Card Mix
Creative Tops
Darling Dog Company
Dunoon Mugs
Jaccart
Laura Ashley
Museums & Galleries
Noel Tatt
Pet Sense
Pixi Beauty
Profile Books
Synchronicity Earth
Waterstones
Whistlefish Galleries
Wildwash
WHSmith
Woodmansterne