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Laura Darling

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Email lauraillustrates@hotmail.co.uk
Local authority: Dundee
Languages: English
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I'm an illustrator and I live in Dundee. I tell stories through pictures (and sometimes words too). My work is guided by looking and noticing, and my projects all begin life in a sketchbook as collections of drawings, notes and lists. The illustrations I create are playful and vibrant, often featuring people, animals, buildings, trees - whatever I happen to be looking at. I use pencil, ink and paint, combining layers of colour and line using traditional and digital print-making techniques.

I run fun, interactive, inclusive workshops that explore mark-making, drawing, collage and book-binding, and I love working with people of all ages and abilities.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Dundee; Edinburgh City; Fife; Glasgow City; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling

Events can deliver

Live drawing; Mentoring; Panel event; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Biography & memoir; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Food; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; History; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Picture books; Science; Seasonal books; Travel writing; Vehicles

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; Adults

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100