Louise Davies is a professional, contemporary painter and printmaker who has been creating from a young age. She graduated with a Fine Art Degree from St Martins and completed an M.A. in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art.
She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter and Printmakers and was awarded the Curwen Print Prize in 2012 and the Zenith Print Purchase Prize in 2013. She is currently a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and her work is permanently on show at the Bankside Gallery, situated close to the Tate Modern.
Louise's prints are primarily concerned with the landscape. Some are based on childhood memories, reflecting on the countryside and coast of the west of England. Other have evolved from small paintings and drawings done on location from sketch books. She exhibits a strong use of colour combined with an individual and sensitive line drawing technique which she uses to create a visual language for her prints and paintings. Louise uses layers of translucent colour and calligraphic marks to emphasis the fluidity of the ever changing elements of nature.
Louise is inspired by artists such as Rothko - with his strong use of colour to communicate a mood, and Miro - with his whimsical use of lines.