Louise Davies is a professional Painter and Printmaker. She graduated with a Fine Art Degree from St Martins and then completed an M.A. in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter and Printmakers. She has received awards for her prints: The Curwen Prize, Zenith Purchase Prize, Heatherley Studio Prize, Intaglio M.A Printing Prize. Her work has been published in two printmaking books: ‘Norfolk Gems’ and ‘ Suffolk Jewels’ by Mascott Media. Her Prints and Paintings are primarily concerned with the landscape. Some are based on childhood memories, reflecting on the countryside and coast of the west of England where she spent her early childhood. However some of the Prints are created from small paintings and drawings done on location from sketch books.
She uses vivid colour as an intuitive response to landscape. Her technique involves using deep velvety tones that contrast with delicate, spontaneous etched lines and textures. This technique is a vital tool for her to describe the light and atmosphere of a particular place, making it tangible to the viewer. This loose imagery and semi-abstract taps into the viewers shared memory of the landscape.