Born in Salisbury in 1971.
She gained her degree in Fine Art from Digby Stuart College, Roehampton, London (University of Surrey) in 1992
PGCE Art and Drama University of Exeter 1994.
After living and working in London, Exeter and Bournemouth, Louise returned to her hometown of Salisbury in 2009.
Her studio looks out across the Woodford valley over to Old Sarum. Deer, hares, badgers and pheasants are frequent visitors to her garden providing a constant source of inspiration. The animals roaming in the New forest bring further source material.
Louise exhibits in public spaces, art fairs and exhibitions across the UK.
I create oil paintings inspired by nature. I combine naturalism with expressive colour to create something beautiful, quirky and a joy to look at.
?I absolutely love to paint, and I love where I live, so my work is a reflection of the world I see around me.
I use colour in surprising ways, vibrant colours sit alongside neutral tones to create something pleasing for the eye.
I adore seeing an animal, or a view spring into life on my beautiful linen canvases. My expressive animal paintings on natural linen and striking landscapes demonstrate my passion for painting and for the rural countryside that surrounds my Salisbury studio.
I like exploring nature’s tensions - the animal is still but it could go at any second, the sunset is beautiful but soon it will be dark. I capture a moment in nature for a lifetime on canvas. ??
My work is created from a combination of quick and spontaneous observation sketches in addition to photographs and other reference pieces. Once back in the studio I surround myself with my sketches. The process begins formally, ensuring structure, focusing on composition and contrasts. This is developed with layers of colour and transparent glazes creating a joyous depth that invites the viewer inside.