I live on the South Coast of the UK with my husband and 2 children. A recurring subject in my work is the coastal landscape.
Having lived by the sea for most of my life I am naturally drawn to using this in my work. I paint from memory, creating places through a balance between representational and abstract forms, as if combining the imprint of a photograph in your mind with the abstracted thoughts and feelings of a place.
'Louise creates incredibly striking landscapes and coastal works, often in her preferred palette of plaster pinks and mineral greens. Her paintings are built up in a series of layers, with sweeps of acrylic paint applied directly onto board, allowing her to build up colour and texture very quickly. There is something graphic about the result - trees, sand dunes and cliffs become undulating blocks of iridescent colour, rhythmic and lucid at the same time. These are paintings of imaginative exploration, lyrical and fleeting.'
Nerissa Taysom at Glyndebourne