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

I studied Painting at Nottingham Trent University and graduated in 1996 with a BA Hons in Fine Art. My love of painting began as a child, both of my grandmothers were artists and my parents both went to art school.
After studying, my career took a slight detour into the world of design. In 2003 I set up my own company, designing and producing wallpaper and fabric. There wasn't much choice for interesting wallpapers at the time and my company grew quite quickly, receiving lots of press in interior magazines and led to some exciting collaborations with brands such as Paul Smith, Dr Martens and Osborne & Little.
It wasn't until 2020 that I made the decision to shift the focus from my wallpaper business to painting full-time.