Louise graduated from Bath Spa University, with a degree in Fine Art, using mixed media. She took a post-graduate course which led her to a career working for a French company with an impressive art collection going on to work in a small team running the leading Scottish Art Prize for upcoming artists and managing and sourcing new art for the company’s collection. Inspired by both life in London, the Great Outdoors and Children’s Book Illustration, Louise continues to paint and develop her passion for art by painting commissions for private clients and attending talks and lectures at the Tate Galleries and Royal Academy.
Louise completed a further course at Wimbledon School of Art in Etching, Photo-Etching and Lithography. She paints and prints pictures that communicate through a playful palate and lyrical lines. Her passion for print comes from the tactile processes that are involved, the history of the art form and the delicacy that can be achieved through use of copperplate techniques. There is an element of magic involved each time you pull back the paper after it’s been through the press to see what’s underneath, it’s enchanting!
When Louise is not painting, she teaches young children creative technical skills through lessons and workshops on a range of art and design subjects from puppet making to animation.
What do you like?
The journey of creating something from nothing and the joy that something gives back every time I see it.
What don’t you like?
Feeling confined to one medium, I let the subject dictate the materials and let’s face it, art can be made from anything.
If you could have any artwork in your house, what would it be?
It would be a James Turrell installation. I love the feeling of space and light creating somewhere entirely boundless that he creates through his work.
What’s your advice for young artists?
Keep developing your skills and ideas, whether it be gallery art or a sketchbook illustration, it’s the making that matters. Check out vimeo and you tube for technical tips too, there are some amazing demo’s and tutorials online from printmakers to painters sharing technical tips and the how’s and where’s to source materials. If you don’t have the space at home to make your projects, find a way to channel your ideas through new media or experiment using iPad apps, you’ll find a way to make your creative ideas become real. There are lots of collaborative studios around London, visit their shows and meet the artists and hear their stories too.
Louise’ Work for Children’s Art School
Louise has assisted at Children’s Art School After School Club at Pelham Primary school during 2015
She is now leading the Year one class at Pelham after school art club
She has also run sessions for children ages 5-7 at our Holiday Courses see
Pop Up Print Studio Easter 2015