Louise Kirby is an avid art journalist and a mixed media artist focused primarily on works on canvas and intricately decorated handmade books.
Living in the verdant coastal region of New South Wales, Australia, Louise draws inspiration from nature and her beloved Clarence River, as reflected in her frequent use of cool watery colours. A deep gratitude for all life offers her, the loving kindness she extends to nature and all living creatures and her honouring of the divine feminine are all expressed through her art.
Louise also brings the therapeutic power of art to local and online communities by gently and professionally encouraging and nurturing the creativity of others. She teaches and offers workshops at the Grafton Art Club, Clarence Valleys ‘Out of the Box’ program, the Regional Gallery and travels to teach in other areas whenever there are a group of eager students.
Louise works playfully and intuitively, creating luscious and soothing works. She loves to share her enthusiasm and joy in creating.