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 series – ‘Freaks’

My new series is complete.  These pieces are ink transfer on pine. I showed these at the Annex Patio Art Show on the weekend and got some laughs!


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Art in the streets this weekend

If you are in Toronto this weekend, come for an art filled stroll through the Annex for the annual Patio Art Show. I will be exhibiting my new series of work among many many talent artists in the streets of my favourite Toronto neighbourhood.

The show will be along the store fronts along Bloor Street from Bathurst to Spadina.  We’ll be there from 10am-5pm Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of July.



Interview with Fragmentalist

I was interviewed by the lovely Natalie Jubb for the Canadian art blog, Fragmentalist. I’m honored to be one of this wonderful site’s Canadian Feature Artists.

Read my interview here, and make sure to check out all of the artists and info on this site.



Work in progress

Some photos of the progress on my latest series. I’m currently working with pen and ink, then later I’ll be transferring these to wood.





Street art in Melbourne

Last week I visited my home town of Melbourne, Australia, and left a few things behind.


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Work with the Mission Project

I was recently asked to create some illustrations for the fabulous Toronto production, Visitations at the Drake Hotel created by The Mission Project. The performance is a multi-layered interactive performance with mysteries that expand to the online space.  I created these sample pages from the gruesome picture book, ‘The Enchantment of Wiggles’.  It was an honour to create part of this creepy world.

Words by Niki Chaplin.


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Hated by birds

Here’s a recent piece I recently sold at By the Pound . The phrase ‘Though I am hated by all birds, I nevertheless rather enjoy that’ comes from a 16th Century Hungarian shield that is on display at the Met in New York. I thought the phrase was so strange and wonderful, it inspired this piece. I wonder what the birds had against that Hungarian.  This piece is made using ink transfer, and the wood was laser cut to the shape of my illustrations.


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The 5 Minute Project

The 5 Minute Project asked for artists to draw portraits drawn in just five minutes.. I scribbled out this one of my newest roommate, Marvin. Five minutes sure goes fast. Check out all the quick and dirty (and stunning) portraits here.






More monster mischeif

Happy new year!  This little boy and his monster roommate have been up to some more adventures over the holidays.  My latest creation –  set of four prints.


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