Laura Ury is a versatile artist and freelance illustrator currently residing in Kentucky. Laura has been an art teacher for many years, both here and in China, having an understanding of the creative process within the educational setting as well as in her own studio practice. Laura holds a BA in studio art and an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She also studied Illustration and has worked with several publishers. Laura has her own publishing business, Blue Paw Press and it’s two children’s books, Diego’s Discoveries, Book One: A Piece of Light, and Huey Meets the Master. Laura works primarily in oil for finished illustrations, fine art paintings and watercolor for her preliminary studies.