I am an artist who was originally trained in classical animation in the late 90's - back when animation was still a fringe art, and everything was done on film and paper. During my animation career I have done a little of everything, from 2D character, prop and location design, 2D background painting, character and prop color styling, and now surfacing for 3D television.
During my run as a 2D animation artist, I started to paint, and showed my work in local Toronto galleries, like AWOL and C1artspace.
In 2014 I started to retrain so I could leave the world of 2D television behind - a world that felt tired, uninspired, and flat to the point of being utterly soul destroying. I had sort of a winding journey, not knowing if I should just give up on animation altogether, but after a good deal of searching and experimentation, I ended up going back to Sheridan and completing their 3D animation course. This decision was made after viewing Pixar's "Inside Out" - the first 3D film I had ever found to be so visually compelling that I was interested in how it all came together. I shook off my CG prejudice, and dove in - and I feel like I never need to look back.
I have been hesitant to blend my work together on a site like this - the fine art with the commercial, because I saw my painting as an escape from my job, which I didn't enjoy until 3D became a part of my life. Now it's all here, and you can look at it as much as you want.
My CV is available on request.
Laura and Maude the Dog