Thursday, 20 November 2008

Beautiful Art: Louise Dear

Louise’s earliest memories are of her incredibly happy family life spent in such exotic locations as South Africa & the Far East. At the age of six the family returned to England & set up home in a small country village in the beautiful Hampshire countryside.

Initially intending a career within the fashion business, Louise studied fashion design at Medway College of Art & Design yet with the spirit of adventure having been instilled so young, at the age of 21, she purchased a 1963 Bedford ambulance, painted it Honey Pink and promptly set off to see the world.

Her time was spent working whilst consuming the sumptuous splendours of Europe; Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and dipping an inquisitive toe into the divine indulgence of North Africa.

Returning home in 1987, Louise bought a three month return ticket to India yet did not return to England for a further seven years. Her adventures took her travelling extensively throughout South East Asia, continually gorging on it's extreme delights until eventually arriving in Darwin, North Australia. From here she travelled overland to Sydney where she & her partner set up home and Louise worked as an Exhibition Designer for Lego, Australia.

In 1993 Louise came back to her roots, gave birth to her greatest creation, her daughter Lama and returned to full-time education.

Now settled in the picturesque town of Totnes, Louise has been working as a professional artist since graduating from University College Chichester in 1998.

Her fabulous adventures continue to enspire her work, creating paintings which are vibrant, passionate and intense with a sensual eroticism which are both provocative yet at the same time, demure.

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