After graduation and living in London, Louise moved to Argyll where her childhood dream of living in a landscape of exposed rock could be fulfilled, delighting in the rich and varied landscape of the area, which has revealed subject matters that have never ceased to inspire her
“Weaving on frames nailed top and bottom, around which a warp is stretched, I make various sizes of hangings and framed pieces.
The simple idea of pulling weft through warp demands patience, but in a world where speed counts for so much I encourage the notion that weaving provides a simple gauge of time in the hours, days and weeks spent transforming strands of wool into a consolidated design.
My inspiration is all around in the landscape of Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Here I live and work in Kilmartin Glen with Dunadd, the seat of Scotland's earliest kings, many standing stones, rock carvings and imposing burial tombs, a short distance away.
Weather through the seasons, water, rocky shorelines and ever changing light lead me to weave designs which show their roots in nature but can be read by the viewer as abstract patterns or a translation of place and its essence.”