Louise Brooks http://www.louisebrooks.co.uk
I am a full time working artist,I paint with mixed media and include Swarovski crystals and gemstones in my latest work. I paint Seascapes, Abstracts and Flowers.
Thank you for your interest in my work as an artist.
My enthusiasm and love of art emerged from an early age.
I gained distinction in my HND's in both Photography and Design and Fine Art, as well as a BA (Hons) degree in Visual Arts and Communication. I received my BA from Southampton University in the UK, with a year's study at RIT in New York State in the US.
I have worked in a wide range of fields in the creative industry with well-published work in a wide range of magazines. As the art editor for "Brighton & Hove Life" (2006-08) I wrote my own monthly art feature and I have also published my own illustrated children's book_ .
My home is now in Saltdean in East Sussex, a truly inspirational place to live as an artist. I feel extremely lucky to live so close to the sea where daily I get to see a constantly changing seascape vista. I try to capture this untamed force of nature through my painting and the essential quality of light and translate them onto canvas. It is my constant fascination with the ocean that has led to an ever-evolving portfolio on this subject.
As an artist, my award-winning artwork has become a part of both private and corporate collections throughout Britain, Europe, the USA and Asia.
My latest body of work includes the light and radiance of Swarovski crystals, and a variety of gemstones carefully chosen for their colour and light diffusing qualities, as well as powers to elicit change and re-balancing.
Painting is not only my passion but it is a way of life and I am living the dream.
"There are many things in life that catch your eye,
but only pursue those that capture your heart"