Laurie is an illustrator and printmaker, currently living, drawing and printing in Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Since growing up in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, Laurie has always been a keen observer of her surroundings. People are often central to the images Laurie creates: she enjoys conveying individuals engaging with their surroundings and creating a subtle narrative. She is interested in exploring the use of texture and pattern to build atmosphere and create visually appealing images.
Laurie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2004 with a degree in illustration. She is an avid printmaker, creating limited edition silk screen prints which she exhibits in galleries throughout the UK. Her freelance work is commissioned by a variety of international clients, with recent projects including book jackets for Random House and Hodder and Stoughton, a monthly illustration for Psychologies Magazine, and murals for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Birthing Centre.
Laurie has a strong connection to Kirkcudbright, as it is where her father grew up (he was born just across the street from the Whitehouse Gallery!). Her grandfather was local painter A J Hastings, who’s work was strongly influenced by the landscape of Kirkcudbright and it’s surrounding countryside. Her father J A Hastings also paints, and much of his work is inspired by the same subject.