Born into a family of commercial artists and designers, it was predestined that Louise would take a creative path. After exploring various art forms she was encouraged to study a degree in graphic design. However, Louise always yearned to paint so a compromise was made between graphics and fine art and for many years she worked as an illustrator.
Once married, her family arrived and deadlines became difficult, the flexibility of portraiture was a much better fit, it was also a step closer to her yearning for fine art.
Following twenty years of portraiture, a number of exhibitions and many relocations (including Birmingham; Cirencester; Qatar in the Middle East and most recently Ilfracombe, Devon), Louise is now creating her own pieces alongside her commissioned work.
Louise has always been inspired by the figure, and people have been the overwhelming subject matter throughout her creative journey. Life drawing is a particular passion and so her most recent works have the nude at their heart. With the recent outbreak of Corona Virus, an unprecedented worldwide pandemic, Louise wanted to explore this further. Her work interrogates the dichotomies of vulnerability versus protection, freedom and restriction.
We are very proud to showcase Louise’s work here on CreativeFolk.