Advocate Art would like to tell you a bit more about Lawrence Chase. Lawrence originally from St.Albans, specialises in children’s book illustration. He uses a range of techniques to generate his images, we love how he combines traditional pencil on watercolour paper and digital colouring. Read Lawrence’s biography below and check out his portfolio of work on the Advocate website.
I was born on the 6th April 1985 in St.Albans where I lived for the first 15 years of my life, before moving to Luton with a brief stay in Watford. I currently live with my girlfriend and our goldfish George in a sleepy little village called Markyate. Which isn’t always that sleepy when airplanes fly over on their way to distant faraway lands, like Edinburgh! Growing up I always liked to draw, especially characters from books or videogames. I even opened a small shop in my bedroom where I sold my pictures to family and friends. My favourite children’s books were the Professor Brainstorm series, illustrated by Heath Robinson. With their mix of humour and over-engineered contraptions that have always fascinated me. Art was the only thing I ever saw myself doing, so I enrolled on a Fine Art BA(hons) course at Bedfordshire University and graduated in 2009. Since then I have embarked on a career in illustration, using both traditional pencil on watercolour paper, and digital colouring techniques to make my kooky drawings come to life.