Laura Watkins is an Illustrator living in London. When Laura was young, she was often found drawing onto wallpaper reels, there just weren’t enough regular sheets of paper in her house to keep up with the demand. This practice was put to good use when Laura painted several London NHS Children’s hospital wards, filling the walls with her friendly animals. Since graduating from the University for the Creative Arts, Laura has illustrated numerous children’s books for a wide range of Publishers internationally. ‘T is for Tiger’ is an Amazon Bestseller. Laura has a diverse licensing portfolio and has created lines of greetings cards, designed plush toys and created jigsaw puzzles. Laura is the winner of the prestigious Northern Illustration Prize, with her piece ‘That Place’. Laura is also the founder and illustrator of a luxury fine art shop, Watkins Prints, which allows her to draw dogs endlessly! When not drawing Laura can be found playing tennis, riding horses and walking dogs.
The Northern Illustration Prize - Winner
Phoenix Infant Academy's Picture Book World Cup - Winner