Louise grew up in the Peak District of Derbyshire in England before recently moving to Sale in Cheshire. After attending Manchester Metropolitan University where she studied Three Dimensional Design, she graduated in 2008 with an obsession with paper, discovered in her second year of university. Paper appears to be a very simple thing, something we use every day and almost take for granted. However it can also be very beautiful and elegant, yet sturdy and surprisingly robust. All of Louise's work is hand-cut which gives her an added appreciation for her chosen material and she is able to see each piece come together layer by layer.
Most of Louise's work takes its inspiration from natural forms including sea-life and foliage. She loves to work with white which creates clean lines and shadows, adding depth and texture to her work. Occasionally she adds a splash of colour to her white pieces, and recently has started creating full colour pieces and adding hand drawn elements into some of her paper cuts.
Since graduating from university Louise has taken part in local exhibitions and shows as well as nationally recognised Buy Art Fair in Manchester in 2014 and has exhibited work in Sale's Waterside Arts Centre and Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. She also took part in the Sale Arts Trail in both 2014 and 2015, during the latter of which she hosted an open house exhibition.
In 2014 she was commissioned by a local architecture firm to create paper sculpture Christmas gifts for their corporate clients, and has also been commissioned to create wedding invitations and save the date cards.
As well as her three dimensional work Louise also creates intricate yet bold drawings, some of which she has licensed with a local gift company. She works mostly in black and white to create surreal and abstract work, which again is heavily influenced by nature. She has created designs in collaboration with Kitson Architecture which can be seen at The Orchards Shopping Centre in Dartford and patterns which have been etched onto granite as part of the award-winning refurbishment of Newton Aycliffe town centre. Her 2D work is also used to create greetings cards, stationery and prints.