Here in East Lothian we're used to golden sands, but perhaps not quite like this! Vivid, and elemental. That’s what best describes my favourite piece from Louise Davies new collection recently arrived at Found.
Golden Sands 31/75 Framed 16 x 16cm £180
Louise Davies is a professional artist and a member of the RE – the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. She graduated with a Fine Art Degree from St Martins and then completed an M.A. in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art in London.
I’m not normally drawn to yellow but there is something captivating about her ‘Golden Sands’ print. It’s abstract in feel but her delicate use of line and vibrant colour, conveys a fluid and atmospheric landscape. It’s minimal, but with sketch like detail that I love.
detail from Golden Sands
Being a nosey sort of creature I’m always fascinated where and how, such wonderful work is created. Louise indulged me with some pictures and answered my random questions. Here’s what I found…
- What’s playing in your studio?
I share my studio with my friend Gail and we have radio 2 playing!
- Most memorable sale?
That has got to be my Degree Show at college where I made my first few sales. At that stage, I was just a young art student and never believed I could sell my work.
- Best bit of your working day?
Apart from sitting down and chatting over a cup of tea..................it has seriously got to be when you pull the proof off your etching press and realise ‘ Yes this print is working now! ‘
- Next purchase - art/craft/design/equipment?
Intending to buy some new canvasses as I need to get more Painting done.
- Exhibition you’re most looking forward to this year?
I am most looking forward to my Solo Show at Zillah Bell in Yorkshire. I will be showing Paintings and Prints. I just spent a weekend in Yorkshire and did some sketching in preparation to making some new work of the Yorkshire Moors.
Here’s a selection of Louise’s work currently showing in the gallery. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Country Hedgerows 7/75 Framed 20 x 25cm £230
Distant Hills 4/75 Unframed Print 30 x 30cm £250
Red Meadows 10/75 Framed 20 x 25cm £230