Laura Kwok’s love of nature is evident throughout her work. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Kwok works as an illustrator and painter, on top of running her own stationery brand which sells products like greeting cards and prints.
“Many of my greeting cards feature punny phrases that I think of myself,” explained Kwok in an interview with Lake. The name of her brand, Art + Soul Creative Co., she adds, is a pun in and of itself – a play on words of “heart and soul”. “I put everything into my art and I wanted my company name to reflect that,” she says.
With nature a clear and constant source of inspiration, themes like flora and fauna are present in almost all of her designs, with her color choices also reflecting the natural world. According to Kwok, she enjoys traveling around the world and is constantly inspired and informed by her natural surroundings.
“I think I’m influenced the most when I go on vacation and travel to places of natural beauty,” she says. “Most recently, one of my best friends and I explored Iceland and all the mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers that the country had to offer. It was all so wildly beautiful, and memorable adventures like those really inspire me to create when I come back home.”
Invite nature inside your home through her unique illustrations.