Louise spent her childhood in Galloway, Scotland, her early teens near Nottingham, and at eighteen came to study art in Wales where she married, brought up her family, and still lives. After working mainly in fashion she came back to fine art to study for the diploma in Botanical painting in 2004-6 at the English Gardening School in the Chelsea Physic Garden, London.
Her watercolour paintings on vellum and paper are of botanical subjects and found natural objects. Since 2008 she has exhibited with the group ‘Amicus Botanicus’ in London and elsewhere. She also exhibits regularly in Wales and further afield. Louise has work in private collections in the UK and America and in the permanent collection of contemporary Welsh Art at MOMA Wales, Machynlleth.
Throughout 2018 Louise has been Visiting Artist at Fern Verrow, a biodynamic farm close to the Welsh Border. You can read about her visits in the blog . The project continues and the resulting paintings can be seen in ‘The Fernverrow Year’.
‘Formations’ The Gallery Above, 37 Lion Street, Hay on Wye, HR3 5AA 24th may - 2nd June 2019
‘Natural Histories - The Art of Small Things’ MOMA Wales , Machynlleth, Ceredigion, Wales, April May 2015
recent group exhibitions
Roath Botanic Garden Artists - ‘Inspired by Insole Court’ Stableyard Gallery, Insole Court, Llandaff, Cardiff May - end June 2019
‘Still Life’ Red Rag Gallery Bath Jan 2019
‘Marine and Seascape’ Red Rag Gallery Bath July 2018
‘Still Life’ Red Rag Gallery Bath Sept. 2017
‘Sea, Air’ Oriel Tegfryn, Anglesey August 2016
‘The Healing power of plants and the Physicians of Myddfai’ National Botanic garden of Wales May 2017
‘The Art of Cultivating Hope’ Amicus Botanicus at 54, The Gallery Shepherds market, London may 2014 and House for an Art Lover, Bella Houston Park, Glasgow 2015
‘RBGA @ the Pavilion’ Penarth, Wales April 2014
“MOR.PHOL.O.GY’ Five Botanical artists at The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery. Sunbury, Surrey july 2013
‘A New Leaf’ Amicus Botanicus at 54 The Gallery, Shepherds Market, London 2012
‘A Brush with Nature” Amicus Botanicus at Chelsea Library Gallery London 2012
‘Plants for Life’ Amicus Botanicus at 54 The Gallery, Shepherds Market London 2008