Jenny says: “Louise’s work has always been hugely popular with staff and customers alike. I love the quirky character of each piece and the fact that no two pieces are ever the same, it really celebrates everything I love about craft. More than a few of Louise’s paintings have sold before they even made on display in the gallery as customers would see them being delivered and come in and buy them. That I think says it all about her talent as an artists and her ability to give her pieces a sense of character that really connects with its audience”
Louise Brown is a ceramicist and painter based in rural Lincolnshire and specialises in ceramic animal sculptures and contemporary animal paintings.
Her ceramic sculptures are influenced by her huge love of animals and this is evident as soon as you look at her work, though Louise says that she particularly enjoys sculpting dogs and hares. She tries to portray the personality of the animal in each of her individual pieces and to inject an element of humour in her work – it is clear when looking at her work either as individual pieces or as a collection that each piece retains a unique sense of character.
Each piece is constructed in stoneware clay and is hand sculpted by the artist, with no use of moulds, so all of her sculptures are hand crafted and unique. Her natural skills as a painter also come in handy when applying the glazes and colours to her ceramic pieces, which can often need to be mixed to suit the specific colour of individual pets for her commission pieces.
What is clear when looking at the whole body of Louise’s work, both ceramics and paintings alike, is that real sense of character and humour. Her pieces are often very expressive and convey a sort of personality for each animal.
“My aim is to make people smile when they see my artwork,” says Louise.
Itch Gallery has been stocking Louise Brown’s ceramics and paintings for a couple of years now. Owner of Itch Gallery, Jenny Creasey says “Louise’s reputation has grown and grown since she first started creating her artwork and she now stocks a number of galleries up and down the country, as well as over in the United States, which is a fantastic achievement and really well deserved. She is a very talented artist and ceramicist and a real pleasure to work with.”
If you would like to know more about commissioning a piece from Louise, please go to her commissions page or email the gallery on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can view all her available (non-commission) pieces here.
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