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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Avant Card

If you are Australian, and if you are inclined to sip a latte now and then, you are no doubt familiar with Avant Card, the free postcards that are in those little stands in restaurants and cafes. Recently Avant Card asked me to create a card just for them. The cards are in print right now, so look out for them on those little stands. Alternatively, you can send it as an e-card, here.





Canadian Screen award nomination

A new project I worked on for Chocolate Liberation Front in Toronto has been nominated a Canadian Screen Award for Best Cross-Platform Project! This project is a companion to Titanic, the Julian Fellowes miniseries . I was the lead designer on the project, and also created backgrounds for the experience and illustrated portraits of some of the passengers. You can view the site here, and the app is available on iTunes.





By the Pound Exhibition

I’ve got a few pieces in this fun new exhibition at Goodfellas Gallery in Toronto, where the art is sold by weight. I’m told it costs $100 per pound. My pieces are on pine and birch, so I’ll be curious to see how much they cost. It’s a great idea.  The opening is on December 06, details here. Hope to see you there!


There was a little story about it on Global TV this week, watch it here.



Upcoming Exhibition – ‘Home’

Before you go home for Christmas, come to ‘Home’! Another warm and cosy art show at the gorgeous Elephant Shoes in Toronto, featuring seven new works from me as well as a great big red room full of amazing work by very talented Canadian artists. From December 1st.




Work in Progress

I have two art shows coming up in the next couple of weeks, so I thought I’d share some process pictures with you.  A few different pieces here, using different mediums, but as you can see I always start with fine pen on paper.


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Exhibition – From the heart

Just wanted to share some photos from the From the Heart show at Elephant Shoes last week. I’m so honoured to have exhibited with many other talented artists, and to everyone who attended. Many thanks!

A big thank you to our photographer, Janice Tsui.


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Artwork by Madelaine Lyons Cooper

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Exhibition this week

I’m very proud to be part of ‘From the Heart’ at Elephant Shoes, October 9 -14.  Come on down to Bloor West and check out works by eight local Toronto artists.  Reception this Friday.



A Day in the Park

Here are some new illustrations I’ve just finished.  They’re both illustrated in pen and ink, and coloured digitally. The backgrounds are inspired by the gorgeous work of Joan Walsh Anglund.


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Wisdom of Wonka

Here are some new hand lettering pieces I just finished for an exhibition.
I used the same ink technique I’ve done a couple of times before, and this time experimented with resin to give them that delicious glossy sheen.


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A work in progress

I’m currently working on a new pair of children’s illustrations.  Here is a tiny snippet of the work in progress.  I hope you like this little guy as much as he likes eating.



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