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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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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New work on wood

Here is new ink on wood piece I recently completed, ‘Water lillies’.  I experimented with transferring coloured ink on to pine, I’m pleased with how it turned out.

This piece is currently on display with some canvases of mine at The Rustic Owl Cafe in Toronto.

 

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Some new street art

Somewhere on the streets of Toronto and New York…

 

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Sketchbook project now on tour

The Sketchbook Project exhibition is currently travelling the globe! Thousands of books filled by artists, including myself, have been making their way across the USA since April.   Tonight the exhibition opens in my glorious city of residence, Toronto, and will make its way to London before visiting my home town of Melbourne, Australia.

For details about the tour, please visit the Sketchbook Project 2012 World Tour.