Laney studied art and design at Harrogate College and graduated from Leeds Polytechnic with a BA in Printmaking. After initially working as a freelance artist designer, she went on to teach art and design. She is an experienced lecturer and workshop facilitator having taught privately for over 20 years in schools, youth groups, colleges, universities and abroad at Yoga Plus in Crete, working with students of all ages and abilities.
In 2007 she made the transition and became a professional artist. Laney then set up her own home studio in Harrogate in stunning North Yorkshire, from where she produces her own work, teaches and runs printmaking workshops.
Laney Birkhead is part of the Printmaker's Circle on Stand A15.