Laura is a wildlife artist, wildlife researcher and veterinarian passionate about the conservation of biodiversity. Painting has always been a means to express and share her love for the beauty of nature. In particular, she is interested in raising awareness about the plight of many of the less ‘enigmatic’ wildlife species. Paintings are composed from her own photographic source material, and she uses highly detailed illustrative ink and watercolour techniques. Laura is currently doing her PhD on the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which is threatening frogs worldwide.
Laura is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation Foundation and is also a member of the following professional societies: International Wildlife Disease Association, The Wildlife Society, Australian Wildlife Health Network, The Ecological Society of Australia, Wilderness Preservation Society of Australia, Australian Veterinary Association, Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service of New South Wales (WIRES).
She hopes that through her art and research she might raise public awareness about the precarious precipice upon which humanity now finds itself – the world is currently experiencing the worst biodiversity crisis in 65 million years, and this time it is anthropogenic.
Laura is committed to conservation action and donates 50% from the sale of any original artworks to conservation organizations. Proceeds from the sale of cards and prints (lauragrogan.redbubble.com) go towards supporting research on management strategies for frog population recovery.