Bittersweet Bean is the ongoing illustrated novel created by Laura Howley. It is a story style around a visual diary of hospitality worker experiences, struggling as a creative, pretending to be happy and the love of coffee. It is set in York in the present day and documents Beatrix 'Bean' Flowers' life and her own experiences as a barista while trying to find herself as a musician. This project is not funded and is developed by one person only. This person is Laura Howley.
Laura is a 27 year old acrylic artist based in York Centre. She has 13+ years experience in Fine Art and is also trained in Performance Theatre, set design and musical theatre.