Welcome to laurafolio.com

I’m an illustrator, fine artist, designer, web developer, and so much more. Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy my website! Lately the focus here is all about adult coloring! If you’re interested in coloring my work, having me color your work, sponsoring me, or publishing my work… wohoo!

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One Year Anniversary Gift!

To celebrate one year of coloring and enjoying this awesome community, I’m giving the gift of a free coloring page! This is a limited time offer, expires on 07.27.2018.

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Rare Etsy Sale!

Also to celebrate my color-versary, I’m offering a rare discount on my already really cheap pages on Etsy! Get 10% off any purchase from my shop. Offer expires on 07.27.2018. Enter Coupon Code
1YEAROFCOLOR
at checkout to get your discount! Thanks so much for being such a warm, caring community of colorists – I look forward to seeing what you do with my drawings!

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Featured Colorists

It’s my pleasure to feature the artwork of colorists from around the world who collaborate with me! I’m humbled and honored to feature your work here! To see past features, check out my Featured Colorists page, a permanent home for everyone I’ve shown here.

Maria Pain

Maria is an exceptional portrait colorist who creates a true masterpiece out of every page she colors. I am still in awe at this gorgeous interpretation she’s done of Shelly, one of my latest coloring illustrations.

Shelly by Myrtle

Have you Colored one of my Pages?

Yay!! I’m so glad to hear that! I want to see it and feature it on my website too! Just fill out this short form and I’ll get right on it!

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Laura Rafferty, Artist, Designer and Developer

About Laura Rafferty

I’m an artist who loves to collaborate.

I’m an award-winning artist with over 25 years experience in painting, drawing, sculpture, costume design, graphic design, web design, and much more. But now I know where my heart is.

In the summer of 2017, I colored for the first time in my entire life, thanks to my little sister. She gave me my first coloring book and when I needed to relax, (Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford) I pulled it out and started coloring. It immediately put me at peace, and allowed me to slowly unravel and make sense of my messy life at that moment.

I believe that coloring books are a useful tool for people of all skills to enjoy art in a relaxing, meditative way – free from the concerns of creating a compelling design. Just grab your colors and bring the page to life! What a joy! In today’s stressful, mixed-up world, with so many unpredictable events happening – I truly feel that coloring is a way for people to regain control of their own world and allow creative expression without rules. Coloring is a safe, sacred space for anyone – young, old, meticulous and messy – ANYONE to enjoy art. And I believe every colorist is just as important as the illustrator in this collaborative journey we walk together.

Featured New Coloring Page

I’ve been busy creating new pages and offering them up on Etsy! Check out one of my latest favorites!

Faecorn Growing Pains
“Faecorn Growing Pains”
In a secret glen of the emerald forest lives a rare fairy tribe with a mystical gift of shape change during puberty. Each fae is born a small, wingless sprite with magical abilities of all sorts. As the fairies mature, their unique qualities begin to emerge – usually during adolescence. Some grow tails, wings, hooves, and other anatomy changes. Many don’t change much at all. But only a rare faecorn will have the purity of heart and the magical prowess to develop a unicorn horn.

These beautiful horns shine brightly in the dark if desired, and a faecorn has the unique ability to speak with, and call upon, a unicorn. They develop a deep, beautiful bond with the unicorns, and are their ultimate champions and ambassadors in the fairy world.

Here is a beautiful faecorn blossoming into her powers – and her horn and wings – and there’s growing pains before she fully matures. Still, she knows it’s worth the pain – and so she quietly tolerates the transition with grace and humility befitting of her new title.

Get the digital PDF on Etsy!

More Links

I guess if you’re all the way down here, you want to know more about me.
If that’s the case, here’s some places to check out:
Professional and Personal Profile
Volunteering and Teaching Experience

Social Media Links

Artwork Instagram – My original artwork
Coloring Instagram – My coloring of other people’s pages
Facebook Page – My coloring Facebook page
Coloring YouTube – Watch me color live!
deviantART – My old artwork account
CodePen – My nerdy coding stuff