Instagram Pick of the Week | Laura Callaghan

Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week

We love Instagram! Why? Because it gives you access to tonnes of visual art at your finger tips! Follow @thisheadstuff to stay up to date with our finds on our favourite app!

Every week HeadStuff’s Visual Arts Editor will feature posts from their favourite Artists on Instagram. So add the hashtag #thisheadstuff to be featured!

Up this week is Illustrator Laura Callaghan from Louth, now living in London. Follow her here @lauracallaghanillustration
Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, headstuff.org
Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, Source

Laura is an illustrator originally from Co. Louth, Ireland. She has been living and working in South East London since graduating from an MA in Illustration at Kingston University in 2010. Her work is largely hand painted using watercolour, indian ink and isograph pen, and depicts fearless women in colourful, maximalist environments – images that are ostensibly bright and beautiful but that cultivate some sense of mystery or unease.

Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, headstuff.org
Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, Source

As well as undertaking work for clients such as MTV, Nike, Urban Outfitters, Riposte Magazine, and NYLON she regularly creates personal work and self publishes zines. Her first solo show ‘Aspirational’ opened at KK Outlet, London in June this year.

Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, headstuff.org
Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, Source

It’s refreshing to see these amazing girl squads depicted in art and makes us want to be part of the gang. These women are strong bold characters reflected in their fashion and behaviour. The attention to the tiniest detail will have you gazing over each piece for quite sometime, noticing little things here and there.



Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, headstuff.org
Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, Source

Laura’s Instagram account is a vibrant collection of pattern and colour and bold characters, and it doesn’t go unnoticed with a whopping 113K followers! She has also had work shown in DAZED and Nylon mag amongst others.

Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, headstuff.org
Laura Callaghan Illustration | Instagram Pick of the Week, Source

 

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