Louise Woodcock

For as long as Louise can remember, She has never been far from a pencil or paintbrush. She has received no formal training as an artist; inheriting her talent from her grandfather, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease. They are the only artists in the family, and he recognised early on that Louise had a natural ability to draw and paint, like he did, and he nurtured this ability whilst his health deteriorated over the years; seeing him lose this ability to his condition made her determined to continue in his honour, and make the most of the skills she gained from him.

Over the years, Louise’s painting evolved into a unique style of portraiture, using vibrant oil paints to bring life to poignant images of the iconic people who inspire her. Louise’s dad introduced her to the legendary works of musicians like Bob Marley, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix; when she’s painting a musician Louise always plays the artist’s songs while she work on their portrait, which she feels brings an element of their charisma into the images. Louise is always looking forward to working on a new range of iconic figures, in this unique style of painting.