Louise Fairchild gained a Fine Art (BA Hons) Degree at Reading University, after a Foundation Year at Sheffield Art College, she worked as an illustrator and artist for many years.
As an illustrator Louise has undertaken commissions for British Airways, Barclays Bank PLC, The Home Office, Fortnum and Mason, Bloomsbury Publishing, Boots the Chemist, Blass Wine Estates, Random House Publishing, Woolwich Building Society and Marks and Spencer PLC.
In 2009 Louise returned to painting full time. Since then she has exhibited successfully at the London, New York, Singapore and Bristol Affordable Art Fairs, Glasgow Art Fair, London Bridge Vinopolis, and a selection of group shows throughout the UK. Louise also shows with the Sarah Wiseman Gallery.
Her work hangs in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide.
In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Bulldog Portrait Award.
‘My interest is in the landscape, inspired originally from the rural landscapes of Derbyshire and Ireland, the two places where I spent my childhood, and subsequently the landscapes from my travels and living by the river. I focus on the emotive impact of light, especially early morning or last light, on the land and an attempt to capture the exquisitely elusive, vaporous, sublime and ephemeral luminosity of it’.