Laura Connelly was born in Lithuania where she first developed her love for drawing as a young child. She still has a collection of her first doodles from many years ago. During her teen years, she moved to Ireland where she studied art and design at Colaiste Ide in Dublin.

It wasn’t until she came to America that she decided to pursue her passion full time. When she arrived in New York City she wanted to decorate her apartment and make it a place she would enjoy living in. However, she had trouble finding tasteful wall art. Eventually, she said enough was enough.

“I was tired of staring at the blank empty walls, so being the artist that I am, I decided to create my own wall art.””

Today Laura’s mission is to provide you with unique wall art and decor, so you can create a space you truly love. She also accept a limited number of custom commission pieces every month, including dog illustrations.

Interested in learning more about Laura’s art or maybe a custom dog portrait, visit her site Stellar Villa.

You can also follow her on Instagram @iamlaurael

"To all the dog-loving humans, know that you are wonderful. Keep on loving, caring and enjoying your dog's company. Be there for them as they are there for you."

More From

Q & A: Erika Henningsen

In 2015, less than a year after graduating from the University of Michigan’s Musical Theater program, performer Erika Henningsen made her Broadway debut as the

Read More »