Lauren O'Hara

Lauren O’Hara is an illustrator. As a child she loved reading fairytales, painting insects and listening to her grandmother’s stories. She studied Art and Illustration at Kingston University and then designed window displays and props for films. Lauren’s career as an illustrator began when her sister Natalia suggested they work together on a picture book, which became Hortense and the Shadow. As well as two books with Natalia, she illustrated Madame Badobedah by author Sophie Dahl. She lives in a converted church in Dublin with her partner and their cat Ida.

Did you know…

  • Lauren lives in a church in Dublin that’s said to be haunted.

  • Before Lauren was an Illustrator she made props for TV shows, like swords and treasure and strawberries as big as a person.

  • Lauren studied ballet her whole childhood, and once danced in The Nutcracker as a mint bonbon.

Find out more on Lauren O'Hara's website