Louise Taylor is a visual and movement artist, creating abstract, expressive and figurative oil paintings. Born in Auckland, Louise has travelled extensively and lived overseas, eventually settling in Auckland. Spending much of her time at Whangapoua in the Coromandel, where she has returned time and again, drawing inspiration from the natural world in the beauty of the ocean meeting the land and sky.

Louise holds a BFA from the Otago School of Art, as well as postgraduate training in expressive dance at the Tamalpa Institute, CA, where she trained as a Tamalpa Life/Art© Process Practitioner, the first and world renowned institute in movement based expressive arts therapy and education.

Louise’s work is mostly abstract and expressive but also very much connected to place, with landscape and figures appearing frequently. Louise’s interest in movement and expressive dance adds the ground from which her oil paintings arise, where she describes her work as “coming from the body”. Her paintings bring a sense of movement, suggestions of play and oscillating light, with deeper undertones. They are described as “forever giving”, continually seeing more.

Louise practices moving her body, expressing out into oil paintings, continually layering paint, and “moving” the images in the painting to uncover meaning,”expressing out onto the canvas internal landscape, the language of the dancer“, the conversation and meeting between line, colour, guided by the energy of emotion and intuition. She says “Movement is the way I connect into expressing out onto the canvas my feelings through paint and colour“.

Louise has exhibited in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland and the West coast of the USA since 1999, where her work has been shown in exhibitions, dance and community art events, collaborative and interactive shows, as well as many privately commissioned works.

It is now timely that she brings her work together in a way of creating her own gallery space, in collaboration with Lounge and Living, Louise’s work adds a focal point of colour, vibrancy and energy to the showrooms.

Having painted inside the North Shore showroom as her studio, she is now excited to be working in a studio space at the Mt Eden showroom where she will have the opportunity to work on larger artworks. Commissions are welcomed, creating artwork that personally suits home or office.

Louise Taylor is a visual and movement artist, creating abstract, expressive and figurative oil paintings. Born in Auckland, Louise has travelled extensively and lived overseas, eventually settling in Auckland. Spending much of her time at Whangapoua in the Coromandel, where she has returned time and again, drawing inspiration from the natural world in the beauty of the ocean meeting the land and sky.

Louise holds a BFA from the Otago School of Art, as well as postgraduate training in expressive dance at the Tamalpa Institute, CA, where she trained as a Tamalpa Life/Art© Process Practitioner, the first and world renowned institute in movement based expressive arts therapy and education.

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Louise’s work is mostly abstract and expressive but also very much connected to place, with landscape and figures appearing frequently. Louise’s interest in movement and expressive dance adds the ground from which her oil paintings arise, where she describes her work as “coming from the body”. Her paintings bring a sense of movement, suggestions of play and oscillating light, with deeper undertones. They are described as “forever giving”, continually seeing more.

Louise practices moving her body, expressing out into oil paintings, continually layering paint, and “moving” the images in the painting to uncover meaning,”expressing out onto the canvas internal landscape, the language of the dancer“, the conversation and meeting between line, colour, guided by the energy of emotion and intuition. She says “Movement is the way I connect into expressing out onto the canvas my feelings through paint and colour“.

Louise has exhibited in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland and the West coast of the USA since 1999, where her work has been shown in exhibitions, dance and community art events, collaborative and interactive shows, as well as many privately commissioned works.

It is now timely that she brings her work together in a way of creating her own gallery space, in collaboration with Lounge and Living, Louise’s work adds a focal point of colour, vibrancy and energy to the showrooms.

Having painted inside the North Shore showroom as her studio, she is now excited to be working in a studio space at the Mt Eden showroom where she will have the opportunity to work on larger artworks. Commissions are welcomed, creating artwork that personally suits home or office.

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