Hello, I'm Louise, an artist and illustrator based in the UK. I have a BA in Illustration and an MA in Children's Book Illustration. I currently work as a freelance illustrator.
I love to work in a mix of traditional paper collage with the addition of some digital detailing. Some of my collages have a 3D depth to them and I love to play around with the shadows that a collage can create when you scan it to make it digital.
I have a summerhouse studio in my garden where I make small stained glass pieces which I sell. You can find out more about this on the glass section of this website!
I'm a keen observational drawer and will often have a sketchbook in my hand when out and about. I love to use my sketchbooks to experiment with different materials. Some of my favourites are brush pens, china markers, indian ink, gouache or watercolour. This is an integral part of my creative practice and a great source of inspiration that feeds all areas of my work.
I have worked across a wide range of disciplines, illustrating for children's books and editorial, designing Christmas cards, as well as selling my own work at art and craft fairs. I love to design and make! If you have seen anything you like and would be interested in commissioning me please feel free to get in contact via email or the form below. For children's book inquiries please contact my agent, detail of which can be found below.