Introducing Laura Lemur. Multimedia artist whom I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know over the last two years. She launched her website storefront last year and she’s definitely one to watch.

About The Demure Artist Lemur

Laura has become a very good friend and now that she’s ready to share her talents with the world as a young woman, it’s time to share about her with you.

Her love for art and illustration began in childhood, drawing fan art of characters she loved at the time, like Sonic the Hedgehog. But that was only the beginning. Today in adulthood she is a bonafide multimedia artist who specializes in original art and original characters. My favorite of her original art collection without question is called the “Sassy Bee” 🐝 . You can order it on a mug, on a t-shirt, or as a sticker.

You can commission Laura to create an illustration, such as a drawing of a loved one, like our family did for my father-in-law last year for Father’s Day.

My Favorite Princess Calls Me Grandpa Custom Illustrated T-Shirt by Laura Lemur

Laura is part Irish and African-American (Creole), with a bubbly and terribly kind personality. And I couldn’t have asked for a better girlfriend to go with me to The Golden Girls Kitchen pop-up last May.

Being a six-foot-tall, full-figured, curly-haired artist, I know what it’s like to be different. It wasn’t easy fitting into the status quo. Eventually, I realized fitting in is overrated. The world is a much better place when we are our authentic selves. Like the characters I draw, we are all a bit whimsically weird- and that is something to celebrate!

Laura Lespinasse

Being An Artist In The Digital Age

Being younger than I, I feel protective of Laura as she’s been embarking on the artist’s professional journey. 5 years ago I would’ve been worried for her, but it’s an unique time to be an artist and illustrator these days.

The demand for their brand of content creation I think is rising because of the whimsy they can capture, which astraightforward pixel artists, and AI for that matter, can’t with their renderings.

Don’t believe me? Look at how an entity like the Village of Homewood, Illinois’s Homewood Artisan Street Fair tapped a local artist (Brooke King-LaBreckCommunication & Connection Director of the Flossmoor Community Church) for their promo artwork last summer. I loved King-LaBreck’s nod to Alphonse Mucha.

Restaurants are getting back into making their menus distinctive with the help of local artists as well. Magazines and books are embracing more earthy and authentic handdrawn multi-media creations for their pages. For instance, Laura has an art piece that would fit right onto the pages of New Yorker. It’s call Let “Them Eat, Cakeheads!”

As a digital marketer for a living I can tell you that the tide has been slowing changing for a few years now, and it’s without a doubt because modern eyes are numb to perfect effects. Most of us are craving that handdrawn look that keeps your attention and communicates so much more about the business or story it’s telling you about. So before she becomes too busy, be sure to check out Laura’s site and see why I think she’s an artist to watch.

What’s New With Laura

Laura just annouced that she will be introducing monthly blogs next week on June 1, 2024. The blog will discuss art and other updates, as well as Laura’s thoughts and feelings about it all.

You can also keep up with Laura on social at on Facebook ( and Instagram (

And if you’re into thrifting, Laura has a fun YouTube channel called Artsy Fartsy Thrift where she vlogs about her thrift store adventures and tips.


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