Born and raised in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, Lousie was lucky enough to have a childhood filled with many adventures into the countryside and coastal areas where her parents introduced her to the amazing world of nature.
She spent many hours walking through woodlands watching the wildlife or playing in the streams and rivers, or long sunny days at the coast exploring the rock pool and caves. So it’s no surprise that her passion is for nature, and when she wasn’t out exploring the world she was creating drawings and paintings from her discoveries.
Louise Schofield’s art career began in 1991 after leaving art college at the age of 20. She began with a small craft stall in her local shopping centre where she sold her artwork. In more recent years, she how has a home studio and having travelled around the country to various art and craft events she now works through an art publisher and is published nationally.
“Although I work in various art mediums it’s my recent discovery of alcohol ink that has captured both my imagination and that of my collectors and clients. Alcohol ink is a fluid art medium that basically has a mind of its own, I fell in love with it as soon as I started to use it, there’s something so magical and captivating about the way it works. Its free flowing nature and vibrant colours are a perfect combination, allowing me to create the most spectacular and eye catching pieces of artwork that will brighten up any house or office. When creating my artwork my studio tends to look more like a science lab than an artists studio with all my unconventional tools including, pipettes, straws, bottles and spritzers, occasionally though, I will still use a brush! I love art that makes you happy and can bring a smile on even the dullest of days, lets face it, in England we’re used to dull days. My work is fuelled with positivity, joy and my love of nature, my is aim is that you can feel that emotion in the pieces I create.”