Amicus Botanicus

Louise Young

A background in fine art and a long interest in natural history and gardening came together when Louise studied for the diploma in Botanical painting at the English Gardening School in 2004…

‘Windblown’A background in fine art and a long interest in natural history and gardening came together when Louise studied for the diploma in Botanical painting at the English Gardening School in 2004…

Having attended Cardiff School of Art and then worked in fashion, Louise was drawn back to painting by Anne Marie Evans’ Introduction to Botanical Painting. The combination of aesthetic judgement, scientific observation and historical influences immediately captivated her. As well as botanical subjects Louise paints all manner of found natural objects, often painting on vellum.

Louise was a founder member of Amicus Botanicus and has exhibited with the group in London since 2008. She is also a founder member of Roath Botanic Garden Artists in Cardiff, and exhibits with them in Wales most recently at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in May 2016.

Recent exhibitions include ' The art of small things', a solo show at MOMA Machynlleth Wales, April 2015, 'Beside the sea' Oriel Tegfryn, Anglesey August 2015, 'Sea, Air' Oriel Tegfryn, Anglesey August 2016

Louise has work in private collections in the UK and the USA. In 2015 her painting 'Owl Ghosts' was bought by the Tabernacle Trust for the permanent collection of Welsh contemporary art at MOMA Wales, Machynlleth.

For information and to contact Louise go to:

www.louiseyoungart.com
‘Owl Ghosts’