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Lauren Mortimer

Lauren Mortimer - International Pencil Illustrator specializing in Realism & Vintage Illustrations. London

London artist Lauren Mortimer uses her outstanding skills with the mechanical pencil to create incredibly realistic illustrations, but with a deft conceptual twist turns them into something softly surreal. The result is a highly individual style, which helps her clients’ projects stand out from the rest with their own unique atmosphere.
Lauren feels inspired and content when she’s sitting in a park, looking at birds through a pair of binoculars, listening to folk music or sketching. However, she enjoys the vibrancy of city life, and is influenced by the Surrealist movement and by the artist Marcel Dzama. Lauren studied Fashion Communication with Promotion at Central Saint Martins, but decided illustration would be her career. Recent highlights include her illustrated series of cocktail recipe books with Running Press.

Approach

Lauren draws on cotton paper using a variety of 0.3 mechanical pencils. However, she also has a Wacom Cintiq tablet, which gives her an alternative way of sketching and working out her compositions. When she’s happy with something, she’ll print it out, trace it and rework it in pencil

Style

The pencil is dominant in Lauren’s work, and with her incredible shading skills little or no colour is needed. Her style often maintains a gentle warmth, despite that touch of the surreal. A brain-shaped soft ice cream, with a Flake, anyone?

Client list

Lauren’s clients include Penguin, Nike, the BBC, Nespresso, Running Press, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Scholastic, Sony, the BBC and more.
Drone Stickers
Drone Stickers
Laura Greenan is commissioned by drone company Team Black Sheep for sticker artworks.
Drone Stickers
Rouge Framboise
Rouge Framboise
Laura Greenan completes a project for Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs.
Rouge Framboise
Best of the City
Best of the City
Laura Greenan works in a retro 60s style to illustrate for Cincinnati Magazine.
Best of the City
The Music Continues
The Music Continues
Laura Greenan creates a spread for Waitrose Weekend Magazine to illustrate a piece on the triumph of music in Lockdown.
The Music Continues
Adorable Wigs
Adorable Wigs
Laura Greenan designs a poster for a local hairdressers advertising their wig fitting service.
Adorable Wigs
Juicy Crones
Juicy Crones
Laura Greenan brings the Juicy Crones project to life!
Juicy Crones
Avocado Obsession
Avocado Obsession
Laura Greenan elevates the humble avocado with her stylish illustrations for this fun book with celebrates all things avocado.
Avocado Obsession
The Poker Mind
The Poker Mind
Laura Greenan creates this glorious cover and a series of spot illustrations for The Poker Mind
The Poker Mind
Toffifee
Toffifee
Toffifee launch limited edition treats with Laura Greenan creating the fun and striking artwork.
Toffifee
Summerdays
Summerdays
Laura Greenan works on the branding for Austria's Summerdays Festival.
Summerdays
Laura Greenan's SCRAPBOOK
Laura Greenan's SCRAPBOOK
Next in our Interview with an Illustrator series, we find out more about the talented Laura Greenan.
Laura Greenan's SCRAPBOOK
Haiti Carnival
Haiti Carnival
Laura Greenan is commissioned to illustrate an article in the Wall Street Journal on the vibe of the Haiti Carnival.
Haiti Carnival
The London Matchgirls
The London Matchgirls
With the opening of The Poster Prize for Illustration exhibition at The London Transport Museum, Laura Greenan sees her piece, 'The London Matchgirls' exhibited.
The London Matchgirls
Bright Reflections
Bright Reflections
Using radiant colours and a 60s vibe, Laura Greenan illustrates for the Horoscopes section of Vogue Japan.
Bright Reflections
The Shining Stars
The Shining Stars
This bold and colourful front cover illustration was created for Bulletin Magazine by Laura Greenan.
The Shining Stars
Come Together
Come Together
The AOI Celebrates the Festive Season with an exhibition at The Printspace Gallery Shoreditch London, Laura Greenan is one of the artists to have artwork featured.
Come Together
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Laura Greenan
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Laura Greenan
Ben Tallon chats to Laura Greenan about leaving employment and starting out fresh as an illustrator.
Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Laura Greenan
Francis Wren Candles.
Francis Wren Candles.
Laura Greenan's fluid line decorates the packaging for Francis Wren's candles.
Francis Wren Candles.
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