Laura Bonnie
Acrylic painting for a themed exhibition
Digitally based Greeting Card design for print
Commissioned for Arbutus Coffee Vancouver
Acrylic on wood panel, private commission
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Laura Bonnie is a painter and freelance illustrator currently based in Victoria BC. Her work is figurative and whimsical, often exploring the visual intersection of fantasy and reality. Frequent subjects include animals, the fantastical, story scenes, portraits and all manner of dream imagery. 

Since completing a BFA in Illustration at Emily Carr in 2014, Laura has been working on various series for exhibition as well as commissions and book and illustration projects. Her media include acrylic, collage, oil and digital. Regular participation in live painting events as well as mural projects at various festivals add energy and spontaneity to her practice. Influences include Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, as well as Nick Bantock and James Jean. Passions include cats in dressup, good books, and very kitschy decor. 

Laura Bonnie is currently accepting personal (fine art & portrait) commissions as well as commercial illustration projects.




For further information about Island Illustrators, 
contact Marcia Semenoff (President) at 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. 


 Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, BC V9B 1B3



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