Photography Akos Major

Louise studied painting at the Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University. After graduating, she was awarded a travel scholarship to spend a year working in Israel which resulted in a sell-out London show on her return. Exhibitions followed annually in and around London of series of work inspired by, amongst other things, the urban riverscapes of London and the City (Coningsby Gallery), the bleak Welsh landscapes of the Brecon Beacons (Jenny Granger Gallery, Whitstable) and a year-long residency with the London Philharmonic and the Lyric String Quartet (St John Smiths Square).

She has been selected for the prestigious Cheltenham Open Drawing Competition, the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, the Society of Women Artists Open Submission Summer Show  and represented at Battersea's Affordable Art Fair. Her work is held in private collections, both nationally and internationally, including major purchases by Reuters and the Financial Services Authority in Canary Wharf.

She lives in London and works from the studio at the bottom of her garden.


SOLO SHOWS
2017      Gallery @ Romeo Jones, Dulwich, London
2017      Look mum no hands! Old Street, London  
2015        Jumping for Joy, The Studio, Eastry, Kent
2015        Cadence Performance Ltd, South London
2014        Gallery @ Romeo Jones, Dulwich, London
2005        Jenny Granger Gallery, Whitstable, Kent
2004        New Work 2003, The Wine Gallery, London
2000         River City Sky, Coningsby Gallery, London
1999         New Work 1999, The Space, London
1998        The Sugar Factory, Limehouse, London
1997        Coming Home, Limehouse, London
1992        Quintet, St John’s Smith Square, London

 

SELECTED SHOWS
2016     SWA Summer Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2003    Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Mall Galleries, London & Manchester
2003    Brixton Open, Bettie Morton Gallery, London
2002    Brixton Open, Bettie Morton Gallery, London
1999-2000     Cheltenham Open Drawing: Cheltenham, Hull, Berlin        
1998-1999    Cheltenham Open Drawing: Cheltenham, Berlin, Hull

 

GROUP SHOWS

2017      Brownsword Hepworth Gallery, Chelsea, London
2017      Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open Studios
2016        Gallery Borsani, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2016        Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open Studios
2015        Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open Studios
2014        Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open Studios
2004        Jenny Granger Gallery, Whitstable, Kent
2004        Beverley McNeill Gallery, Radlett, Herts
2004        Snapper, Brixton Village, London
2003         Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
2003        Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London
2003        Affordable Art, Battersea Park, London
2001         Spring Exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London
2000        3x3, Part I, SE1 Gallery, London
1997        Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
1997        Arta Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1997        Arad Museum, Arad, Israel

 

PUBLICATIONS
2000        “Workspace”, Artists & Illustrators
2000        “Work in Progress”, Artists & Illustrators
1999        “Cheltenham Makes Its Mark”, Artists & Illustrators

 

RESIDENCIES
1996-1997    Arad Arts Project, Israel: Six month artist-in-residence project
1991-1992    Artist-in-Residence, Lyric String Quartet, London

 

AWARDS
1996        Arad Arts Project Travel Scholarship, Israel
1985        Art History Scholarship, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice

 

TEACHING
2000-2001     City & Guilds Art School, London: BA Fine Art

 

EDUCATION
1982-1985    Ruskin School of Fine Art & Drawing, Oxford University: BFA
1981-1982    Blackpool College of Art & Technology: Pre-BA Foundation Course

 

COLLECTIONS    
Reuters and Financial Services Authority, Canary Wharf, London. 
Work in private collections: UK, Portugal, Holland, Israel, USA, 
Canada and South Africa.