Welcome to my Portfolio Website, where i'll keep you up to date with my newest work and news.
Originally from the South Wales Valleys, my love of painting was always going to mean a creative path for me. I graduated from Bath Spa University in 1998 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. I then spent time working full time in a gallery and shop in Bath as well as producing artwork and promoting myself as an illustrator, taking part in group exhibitions and exploring themes and techniques.
After moving back to Wales I found myself concentrating on work as an exhibition designer for 12 years and found it difficult to devote time to my artwork. My passion for landscape painting outdoors was re-ignited by a winter break in St Ives.
I now work full time as a landscape artist. I paint everyday, usually outdoors 'en plein air' or from my open studio in Abergavenny. I take my painting kit everywhere and can often be found sat on a hillside or cliff painting on a sunny day or inside my car/studio on a rainy day.
This year I am looking forward to taking part in the Crickhowell Open Studios 26-28 May and I helping organise a Art Market in Abergavenny as part of the Abergavenny Arts Festival 29th June - 1st July
I have now moved studios, my new studio is lovely and light with a big window and accessible on the ground floor. The new address is - Louise Collis Studio & Gallery, 20 Monk Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5NP
I am now a member of the 'Made in Monmouthshire' group. As a member of the group I will be taking part in events throughout the year.