As a working artist, Louise has exhibited her work in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, and has sold work to private and public collectors in South Africa and overseas.

Drawing-skilled drawing in particular-is central to Louise's artistic practice. In her most recent solo show, Fine Lines, Louise examines the medium and process of drawing and its relationship to painting. These figurative images explore impermanence, transition and change. Louise's media include oil paint on board and canvas, as well as conté charcoal, pencil and ink on paper.

Louise has recently completed a practice-led PhD at the Centre for Visual Art, (CVA), UKZN. The focus of this research was drawing, and specifically its generative potential. In addition, Louise has art teaching experience at high school, university and adult education levels. She is also an experienced facilitator, having worked in the organisational and development facilitation context. She was a founder member of DWEBA, an NGO that worked with rural craftswomen and developed a participatory training methodology using drawing as a central component. This methodology was published as a resource guide in 2001 entitled, "Drawing Our Lives".

View some of the work on Fine Lines

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