Laura Shallcrass is an artist and commercial illustrator based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Laura was born in Wellington where she trained as an illustrator and graphic designer, before traveling the world.
Laura settled in Queenstown where her love of the outdoors informs and inspires her work. Flora and, fauna feature heavily, alongside gemstones and minerals hovering, dreamlike, against scenes ethereal and yet familiar.
Laura paints in oils and gouache and draws in ink and graphite, creating sparse and yet detail focused works of infinite depth and stillness.
She has participated in a number of group shows as well as 4 solo exhibitions. A finalist for the Red Book Art Prize 2013 she is published in the Red Book, Remix, Extra Curricular and a number of other publications from New Zealand and Australia.
Laura works out of her mezzanine studio in her little black house in Queenstown New Zealand.
Available for commissions fill out the form below and see what she can create for you.
Dangerous Spaces - The Good Room, 2008
Rattlin’ Bones - Somebody’s Darling, 2012
Summer Group Show - Kapa, 2012
Summer Group Show - Toi o Tahuna, 2013
Wolves at Bay - Toi o Tahuna, 2014
Summer Group Show - Toi o Tahuna, 2014
Paper Works Exhibition - Kina, 2015
Sacred Geometry & the Magic of Luck - Toi o Tahuna, 2015
Summer Group Show - Toi o Tahuna at The Hilton, 2016
NZ Art Show - Solo Panel Artist - NZ Art Show, 2017
Manual - Winter Issue, 2009
Remix - Issue #77, 2013
The Red Book, 2013
Your Home & Garden - June, 2014
Stolen - Volume 2, 2014
Homestyle - Apr/May, 2016
Red Book Art Prize, 2013