My name is Laura Uy (last name rhymes with "gooey") and I'm a self-taught artist and illustrator living in Vancouver, Canada. My illustrations are often inspired by nature, animals, and food. It all started at a young age when I would spend countless hours drawing (and eating) my favourite foods - like burgers, pizza, and ice-cream. Later on, I started teaching art to children and my artistic aspirations took flight from there. 

Currently, I am working on my own greeting card line featuring some pretty PUNtastic doodles. I continue to paint and draw for people because I believe that art is meant to be shared and to make people happy! My style is often described as bright, child-like, + whimsical. I started the ART + SOUL blog as a space to showcase my art and hopefully inspire you to create some of your own! :)