We are excited to offer special commissioned original artworks!
Simply email us with what animal you want and any other details and we will do the rest.
All commissions are hand painted in acrylics in our Singapore studio onto beautiful textured art paper.
Please contact us for more information.

Hey, I'm Laura J Attew

I am an artist, a creative and a mother. I currently live in the English countryside in North Essex, with my husband and 2 little boys and a bouncy golden retriever.


I’m lucky to live in a converted barn immersed in beautiful rolling fields, which doubles up as my studio. Being surrounded by nature fills me with endless inspiration and creative energy.


I’m a great believer that everyday is a special day. Don’t save things for best, just live your best life everyday. I love to paint to bring joy to all and celebrate the beautiful things that our world has to offer.

My Journey

After a fun and successful career in the Fashion industry as a Global Handbags & Accessories Buyer, I decided to hang up my buyer’s hat and return to my artistic roots. I’ve always painted, and I studied Art at college, but when I was younger I lusted after the fashion scene, which is where I made my career. Years later I realised how much I missed painting and creating and my head was brimming with inspiration and ideas that I just had to get out!

Charlie in the Woods

We moved from Melbourne to Singapore in 2018 with my then 2 year old son, Charlie. Feeling a bit lost in full time Motherhood and a new country, and suddenly with no career, I was itching to get painting again.

Inspired by Charlie and his love of nature and curiosity for the world, I created the brand Charlie in the Woods. Designed to capture the imagination of little ones and to inspire storytelling and adventure, Charlie in the Woods offered art for kids to enjoy, with my illustrated name & birth prints being a firm favourite.

My Inspiration

As my little family grew and changed, so too did the brand. Living in Singapore gave me so much inspiration. Daily walks in the lush tropical Botanic Gardens, Hornbills in the sky whilst getting coffee, and monkeys in the park on the school run!

Sadly for us after 4 years, our time overseas came to an end and we moved back to England at the end of Covid. It’s been a long journey trying to find our way in another new life but finally we have settled and now I have rebranded and chosen a new direction for my art.

LA Studio is about creating and bringing joy to all. I want to paint from the heart without the restrictions of a brand name. I paint to inspire and to project happiness on gloomy days. Getting lost in my imagination and my paintbrush is my happy place and my calm. 

I have worked in buying offices in London and Melbourne and have been fortunate enough to travel the globe and visit some incredible places for my job. Spending time over the years in India sourcing and creating has nourished my love for colour which I love to explore in my paintings. I also have a big passion for interiors and appreciate good design. Living in Melbourne for 8 years has cemented my love for good food and wine, and a love affair with coffee (my creativity is starved without it)!

Becoming a mum changed my view of the world and allowed me to see it with fresh eyes, as my boys do. All of my paintings and designs are created with love and a passion for life. 

Having lived overseas for 12 years, I take much inspiration from my tropical surroundings and the diverse nature I’ve experienced.

I love creating personal commissions for clients and friends and would love to hear from you if you have an idea you want to bring to life. I hope you love my art as much as I love creating it, thank you for watching and for your support!

Love L x