Painting is how I connect with life; just the act of doing it brings me joy and peace.
After a Foundation Course in Art and Design, in Bournemouth, I went on to gain a BA (Hons) in Illustration, in Wolverhampton, and followed this with a fun eight years in London as a book illustrator. I then moved to Tanzania for twenty-six fulfilling years, painting Tanzania’s stunning landscapes, people and wildlife.
In 2021 my husband, children and I moved to Sark, to be near my mother. We had visited Sark regularly over 15 years and are very happy to finally be living here. I'm excited now to be producing new work inspired by life in the Channel islands. Sark is a fascinating mix of domesticity and a wild, windy and rugged coastline. I’m grateful to be welcomed into this special place, and hope to reflect in my art the emotions of the nature and humanity that surround me.
I have exhibited and sold my work in many locations worldwide, including the following:
Malcolm Innes Gallery, St. James's, London
Tryon Gallery, Cork St., London
Air Gallery, Mayfair, London
Natural History Museum, New York, USA
Grenning Gallery, Long Island, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
East Africa Art Biennale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania (various galleries)
Nairobi, Kenya (various galleries)
St James’s, Guernsey (where I won the Fox art competition)
Hathaway’s, Sark (where some of my paintings are still displayed.)
I often paint portraits; houses and pets. Commissions are welcome, please see my website for more examples of my work: www.louisehill.net.