Louise is a Scottish painter and printmaker living and working in London. She has a BA and Post Graduate in Fine art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and MA in Fine Art from Royal College of Art.
‘The paintings of Louise Cattrell haunt the imagination with their mysterious beauty. They appear as timeless as the landscapes they depict, and yet somehow distinctly contemporary. Each work is as exquisitely painted as anything by JMW Turner, and seems to show a world that still looks just as it must have done in his day – the unchanging rocks, seas, hills and skies of the long ago past – but there is always another dimension to Cattrell’s art. She is a romantic for the twenty-first century.”
Laura Cumming Chief Art Critic, The Observer
Printmaking has been an intrinsic part of Louise’s practise. Etchings and mono prints parallel the central role of drawing and paint in her work. Working with print reveals a defining way of making an image; it is both rewarding and unforgiving.
Louise has exhibited extensively throughout UK and has been awarded fellowships taking her off as far as Australia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, USA, Bulgaria and Ireland working as artist in residence.