Louise was originally from Durham, she now lives and works in Edinburgh where she principally shows. Hybrid will exhibit a small number of Louise’s paintings of koi this autumn.

Art has always been her joy and passion however for many years working in Primary Education in the UK and abroad was her career. For the last few years she has focused on her painting practice, painting a variety of subjects in the still life and portraiture genres.

Louise says she loves to paint “a piece that combines, through the delicious buttery qualities of oil, the portrayal of reality skills with undulating edges… at the heart of it all the subject is always something truthful.”