Louise graduated from both the Slade School of Fine Art within the sculpture department, and Central Saint Martins where she practised Textile Design, lending her work a unique combination of skill-sets. Since returning to the Orkney Islands, where she grew up, she has established her own studio where she produces large and small scale works for exhibition in Orkney as well as further afield in Scotland and the UK.
The work is essentially abstract, evoking remembered characteristics experienced in the landscape. Form, line, pattern and colour are translated in a lyrical and poetic way into works that are wall based, with structural elements that expand three- dimensionally and those that are freestanding. A fundamental component in the installation of works is the introduction of lighting that extends the work further into the space that it inhabit through the creation of a series of shadows. Louise's approach to understanding landscape, has developed through her interest in the concept and misinterpretation of ‘emptiness’ with open spaces. Translated into her work, the void becomes an equally positive space for projection of ideas and an expression of the limitlessness of possibilities.
Member of the following organisation
Scottish Contemporary Art Network
Scottish Artists Union
Society of Scottish Artists
Applied Arts Scotland