News | Laura Stitzel
Laura is an award-winning independent artist from Melbourne, Australia. Her work is seen on television, games, album covers and commercials.
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New illustrations in 2016

This year I’m one of thousands of artists participating in the 2016 52-week Illustration Challenge. The Challenge gives us one theme each week, and we create a new illustration on that theme, for 52 weeks! Here is my first entry, the theme is ‘Fancy Dress’.

You can follow the Challenge on Facebook, and I’ll be posting all my submissions here.



Happy new year

Another little illustration to welcome the new year. Hope it’s a good one!





Happy holidays

A little ink and watercolour piece to wish you a very happy festive season!





Some more street art

These little guys can now be found in Toronto, Canada and London, UK.


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Emmy nominations announced

The 2015 Emmy nominations have been announced, and two of the wonderful programs I’ve worked on have been nominated, again!  Arthur is up for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program and Peg + Cat received nominations for both Outstanding New Approach to a Series and Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program.  So proud to be part of the creative teams on these great shows.



Arthur Season 18

Season 18 of Arthur begins airing today on PBS! I’ve been really enjoying working on this pretty lovely show this year.





2014 Emmy Awards

The new children’s program I worked on here in Toronto, Peg + Cat, had a very successful night at the 2014 Emmy Awards last night. The series picked up the award for Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated Program, and our show’s creator, Jen Oxley won an Individual Achievement in Animation Award.  It’s a privilege to be working on this great show.



Background art for Arthur

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve recently started working on Arthur, a timeless favourite. In fact, I’m told it’s the longest running children’s series. It’s quite an honour. The series has recently transitioned to digital, and I’m developing a new technique for painting the backgrounds digitally. My task is to replicate the beautiful watercolour backgrounds of previous series, quite a challenge! Here are some completed backgrounds I’ve painted so far for Season 18. We’re currently bringing some fantastic painters on board, and production will soon be under way.



Premiere of Peg + Cat

Peg + Cat is a new pre-school show I’ve been working on for the past year here at 9Story in Toronto. It premieres on US TV tomorrow. I’ve been supervising the layout team and working on some designs. It’s a very cute show, can’t wait to see how it is received!







Upcoming installation

I’m proud to announce a group exhibition I’m part of for the full month of September. I’m showing my work at the Oakwood branch of the Toronto Public Library along with Dara Gold and Hilary Leung.  I’m so happy to exhibit with these two very talented individuals, be sure to check out their work.


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