New series-"American Agates"

I've been working on a new series of paintings. I'm crazy about geology and maps, so I wanted to combine those passions with this series. I create an acrylic poured under layer to mimic natural stone and gems. I create a very thick, matte textured layer of acrylic and other materials on top to create a silhouette. Then I flood the bottom layer with a high shine coating to give the look of stone. The piece has the feel of a textured topographic map, along with the polish of semiprecious stone.
6" x 6"-$96
8" x 10"-$144
All gallery wrapped canvas-ready to hang, + $10 US shipping
Paintings are available by vising my shop link or emailing me: laurairrgang (at)


Laura Irrgang speaks at "Drawn to Extremes"

Laura Irrgang Etta Hulme Drawn to Extremes Texas Cartoonist

I had a great time speaking at the University of Texas at Arlington on the panel "Drawn to Extremes: Cartoonists in the Digital Age". It was an honor to share the stage with Bill DeOre, award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Dallas Morning News for 35 years, Ed Owens-reporter and cartoonist, and William "Bubba" Flint-cartoonist for the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Cowboys. Thanks to Samantha Dodd (special collections archivist) for having me on the panel!
It was also a treat to get to see the Etta Hulme exhibit in the Special Collections library. Gifted to the University from the Hulme family, this collection consists of over ten thousand original cartoons, sketches, and other artwork.