LOUISE WAS ADMITTED TO THE DEGREE BACHELOR OF ARTS HONOURS IN FINE ART AT WITS UNIVERSITY

(JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA), MAJORING IN GRAPHIC ART AND PRINTMAKING.(1981-84)

SHE COMPLETED A POST GRADUATE HIGHER DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION, AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA IN 1985.

SHE LECTURED FOR MANY YEARS, TEACHING ART AT HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL. SHE LECTURED AT BOSTON HOUSE COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN, WHICH OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO HER. SHE TAUGHT HISTORY OF INTERIORS, HISTORY OF ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, DESIGN AND DRAWING.

SHE CURRENTLY WORKS FROM HER HOME STUDIO (REDBARN ), IN THE GOLD COAST HINTERLAND, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

LOUISE DOES ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS AND HAS HAD SEVERAL SOLO EXHIBITION SINCE HER ARRIVAL IN AUSTRALIA. SHE HAS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND.

LOUISE HAS ALSO CREATED PAINTINGS FOR 'DISPLAY HOMES' IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS IN SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.(BMW HOMES)

EXHIBITIONS: SOLO 
-MONICA WOOD GALLERY, BROOKLYN, PRETORIA, 1995/6
-JOHAN SMITH GALLERY, CLARENS, - SOUTH AFRICA 2005, 2006.
-EXHIBITIONS 2007 (THE INTIMATE LANDSCAPE)AND 2008 (SANGUINE)AT THE GRACEVILLE GALLERY, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

DUO EXHIBITIONS:
-GALLERY WORKS:'PEOPLE AND PLACES' WITH MARIANNE HALPIN ,NORTH TAMBORINE 2012
-HILLTOP ON TAMBORINE ART GALLERY:'STOPPING A MOMENT'WITH MAKI HORANAI 2011
-HILLTOP ON TAMBORINE,'THE PERSISTENCE OF DREAMS' WITH MAKI HORANAI 2014
-HILLTOP ON TAMBORINE, 'LIFE IN COLOUR' WITH JEN ROBSEN,2015
GROUP EXHIBITIONS: GALLERY WORKS ART GALLERY, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN
-'OFF THE WALL' GROUP EXHIBITION, 2012
-'SIX MOUNTAIN ARTISTS', 2012
-KIS CUCINA, GRACEVILLE, BRISBANE

GROUP EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
-JOHAN SMITH GALLERY, CLARENS
-MARTIENSSEN PRIZE EXHIBITION,1984,JHB, SOUTH AFRICA
-CENTURION ART GALLERY, SEVERAL GROUP SHOWS
-GALLERY ON THE CORNER, MIDRAND
-GALLERY ON THE SIDE, FOURWAYS
-NORSCOT MANOR(JHB, SA) GROUP EXHIBITIONS.
-MARKS AND GARDINER GALLERY, TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN(2009/2010)
-GALLERY WORKS 'SIX MOUNTIAN ARTISTS' (2011,2012,2013)
-HILLTOP ON TAMBORINE. (2011,2013,2014,2015)
-'EQUINE AND FLORAL' AT HILLTOP, 2014


SHE HAS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL GROUP SHOWS ON THE GOLD COAST AND BRISBANE.

LOUISE HAS BEEN PART OF THE OPEN STUDIO INITIATIVE, ARRANGED BY THE SCENIC RIM COUNCIL FOR SEVERAL YEARS.(2010,2011,2012,2013 AND 2016)

AWARDS
-NEW SIGNATURES(SAAA) COMPETITION WINNER 1984,
  1ST PRIZE FOR GRAPHIC ART. 
-WINNER: D CLARK PRIZE FOR GRAPHIC ART 1984.
-FINALIST IN THE MARTIENSSEN PRIZE EXHIBITION(WITS) 1984. 
-MERIT PRIZE WINNER: CENTURION ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2005/6.
-ARTIST OF THE YEAR CENTURION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2006.

COMMISSIONS:
-TWIN RIVERS LODGE, IRENE 
-HARTFORD HOUSE, NATAL MIDLANDS
-FINE ART RESOURCES SOUTH AFRICA
-ART FOR AFRICA,WINDHOEK,NAMIBIA
-WALTER DUPLÉ,PROVENCE, FRANCE
-US AID FOR AFRICA
-GREEN PAPAYA INTERIORS, SA
-GALLERY ON THE SQUARE, HOBART,TAS.
-GALLERY ON THE SIDE,MIDRAND
-MAKAPA LODGE, FISH HOEK
-ASCOT HOME INTERIORS, IRENE,SA
-INTELLECA, SA
-IMPERIAL ART,SA
-TRADE ROOTS,SA
-SAMSARA ART,SA

-UPPER COOMERA, GOLD COAST BMW HOMES.

QUALIFICATIONS
-BA FINE ARTS WITS( SOUTH AFRICA)1984
-H DIP EDUCATION(PRETORIA)..POST GRAD.1985 
-AUTOCAD CERT QUAL. 1991
-REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF TEACHERS.2013,14,15.
-REGISTERED WITH QUEENSLAND DEPT OF EDUCATION 2013,2014,2015

 

LOUISE WORKS IN A VARIETY OF MEDIA. FROM PRINTMAKING, TO PAINTING, HER SUBJECT MATTER INCLUDE LANDSCAPE, PORTRAITURE, STILL LIFE AND ABSTRACT ART. HER WORKS ARE INCLUDED IN SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIONS..CORPORATE, HOTELS AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. A LIST IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.

I FOLLOW NO TRENDS. I WORK FROM A PROCESS OF INTELLECTUAL ELABORATION, OF SENSORY PERCEPTION,TO CREATE MY OWN PERSONAL EXPRESSION.