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, or publishing my work… wohoo!

Contact me

Faecorn Freebie Page on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? Do you like free coloring pages?!

The Coloring Fiesta Group on Facebook invited me to make an event for their one-year anniversary! As a birthday gift, I have gifted the members of the group a freebie PDF coloring page!

To get the page, join the Fiesta Coloring Group. Then join my event and download the image from the link there!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me! This offer is good for one week only – get it while you can! Offer expires on 6/21/18 at 8PM EST. No purchase necessary.
Fiesta Freebie! Birthday Gift from Laura Rafferty

Follow me for more coloring fun! I announce contests and giveaways on my Instagram and Facebook pages, and do coloring live chats and tutorials on YouTube!

Follow me on instagram as lauracolorstooFollow my facebook page The Coloring World of Laura RaffertyFollow me on Youtube as Lauracolorstoo!

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!

Ritchie and Koto

These two friends have been doing color alongs with my first book, Bluebell Woods, and it’s a pleasure to watch the awesome things they come up with each time they pick a page! Here’s some of their beautiful intepretations! Click on each individual image to be taken to the instagram post so you can comment and like their work!

by Coloringby_che by koto

by cheche by Koto

by cheche by Koto

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!

Seacorn Sorceress
“Seacorn Sorceress”
In the shallows of the tropics lives a tiny but powerful mermaid sorceress. She draws upon the delicate strength of the Seacorn, a rare magical seahorse unicorn, to perform her protective magic around the reefs to prevent coral bleaching and pollution from wiping out her mermaid family and her friends the Seacorns. She does this with a combination of powerful magic and elbow grease: she buries the pollution to prevent sea life from getting trapped, and cleans and purifies and gently maintains the water surrounding her pod and the Seacorn kingdom with her magical spells. In this way, the Seacorn might escape extinction with her gentle help.

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