Louise Body Prints on Canvas
Artist Louise Body studied Painting at Nottingham Trent University and graduated in 1996 with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Her love of painting began as a child as both her grandmothers were artists and Louise’s parents both went to art school. After studying art, Louise’s career took a slight detour into the world of textile design. In 2003 she set up her own company, designing and producing wallpaper, textiles and fabrics. Louise’s wallpapers were sold worldwide and led to some exciting collaborations with brands such as fashion designer Paul Smith, Dr Martens and Osborne and Little. In March 2020 Louise made the decision to leave the world of wallpapers and textiles to paint full-time.
A recurring subject in Louise’s work is the coastal landscape. She says:
“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 which is then abstracted by the memories and feelings of a place.”- Louise Body