Louise Blyton is possibly the first Artist that I discussed the idea for ART500 with. Louise is an Artist whose entire life is immersed in Art and she readily understood what I was hoping to do. Her encouragement of the idea and willingness to jump on board was invaluable.
For over 20 years Louise has been exhibiting, both in Australia and internationally. Her home is filled with Art, her travels invariably take her to galleries and museums, and Louise has incredible technical knowledge about Art materials. Which is not surprising when you consider her practice.
Louise is a reductive artist exploring the romance of raw linen and dry pigment. Best known for her pigment on linen works in both 2D and 3D, her practice also extends to encaustic and printmaking. Her work is often in the form of shaped canvases or three dimensional wall sculptures.
Experimenting with colour, light and form, Louise explores the fragility of beauty through subtle shifts of colour in layers. The structure of her work appears strong and bold, yet it is fragile and reveals evidence of the hand inviting a quiet meditation between viewer and work.
And here is where the magic happens, in Louise's home studio in Melbourne.
Passionate about Art, Travel, Gardening and her Cats, Louise's aesthetic shines through in everything she does. In these photos below, you can see her home and various pieces from her Art collection, including a portrait of Louise painted by Rick Amor. Vanessa the cat admiring the art, her much loved Garden and a photo from her most recent trip to New York.
Louise currently has six two-dimensional pigment on linen works available on ART500. Click on any of the images to see more detail.