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Laura McKendry

illustration of Beans the Beagle captured in watercolour, ink and colour pencil.
illustration of Three flamingos hiding in palm leaves. Watercolour, coloured pencil and ink.
illustration of Waterolour and colour pencil drawing of Spanish lemons on a blue plate. Drawn in Cadiz, Spain.
illustration of Christmas pen and ink drawing of a goose wearing a festive jumper. Licensed by Museums & Galleries A/W 2015, and turned into gift wrap exclusively for Waterstones in the same year.
illustration of A composite of tropical birds depicted in watercolour, ink and colour pencil.
illustration of A leaping fawn designed for a series commissioned by Card Mix Ltd in 2015.
illustration of Playful Halloween bats flying across a glowing moon. Watercolour, ink and colour pencil.
illustration of A feathery brown chicken in watercolour, pastel and colour pencil. Licensed by Sainsburys onto a mug in 2015.
illustration of A composite of common English garden birds created in pen, ink, watercolour and colour pencil
illustration of A delightful dalmatian captured using a stick and black ink. Licensed onto canvas by Whistlefish Galleries in 2015.


Laura McKendry is a London-based illustrator specialising in drawing animals. Laura is fascinated by our relationship with the animal kingdom – how we are entertained, comforted, enchanted, amused by these critters, how they enrich our lives. Her drawings, created in a combination of ink, charcoal, watercolour and pencil, pay tribute to the role of our furry, feathered, scaly friends. With in her distinctive, playful style, Laura captures the individual mannerisms and quirks of animals in bespoke commissions, greeting cards, merchandise, and limited and open edition prints. She is also available for editorial work and is always interested in being contacted about opportunities for collaboration. Laura’s images are licensed by Yellow House Art Licensing. Clients include Card Mix, Darling Dog Company, Museums & Galleries, Noel Tatt, Profile Books, Sainsburys, Synchronicity Earth, Waterstones and Whistlefish Galleries.


Black & White, Colored Pencil, Fine Art, Line, Line with Color, Painterly, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical, Motion


Action, Animals, Botanical, Fantasy, Food, Greeting Cards, Holidays, Landscape, Licensing, Mystery, Nature, Science, Still Life, Travel, Wildlife, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Feminine, Environmental