Louise Findlay

Fine Artist based in North Yorkshire

About Me

Louise Findlay – BA (Hons) Cert.Ed.
As the daughter of an expert craftsman, my father’s skilful work has had a profound effect on my own creative practice. However, it has been a long circuitous journey becoming the painter I am today. 

Having taken early retirement from teaching I now work in my garden studio in North Yorkshire, teaching privately, producing work for exhibition and commissioned pieces.

The greatest inspiration for my painting is detail. Beautiful plants and flowers, attractive shop fronts and welcoming cafes challenge me to interpret botanical and building subject matter

The colour and structure of plants and flowers are the most important aspects of my botanical work. I am predominantly interested in nature’s delivery of exquisite colours and the way in which flowers and plants can suggest fragility and grace or architectural splendour. Scale too can also be an important factor. I particularly enjoy working on a very large scale, emphasising the sheer beauty of a specimen.

I try to embrace the accuracy and detail of botanical art but prefer to approach botanical subjects from a more painterly perspective.

The organic nature and structure of plants are an enjoyable parallel to the architectural structure and symmetry of buildings. The contrast between the built environment and the natural world intrigues me. The surface texture of petals and leaves and the reflections in a shop window all require close observation and I enjoy interpreting these subjects almost as portraiture. 

My work is in many private collections both in the UK and internationally


Commissioned work is welcome; subject matter, scale and media are all open for discussion. 

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