This is Louise Wright who, when not drawing, enjoys tea and chocolate (‘they solve almost anything’). There are two animal-related facts you should know about her. 1) If she had a dog, she’d call him Mr. Sparkles. ‘No one else finds this amusing at all. Just typing it is making me laugh.’ 2) If she stays up beyond 10pm, the 10 o’clock horses will take her away. ‘I was told this when I was a child. Many a nightmare ensued!’
Contrary to this, Louise is not ‘barking’ (excuse the pun…). Read on to find out more.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m an aspiring picture book artist and third year illustration student in Birmingham. I have a love for tea, animals and I keep a rather large book collection (which I hope to keep expanding!) My work is mixed media and all done by hand, computers upset me.
What inspires you?
My inspirations come from nature, music and everyday life. I like to take a mundane idea and mix it up a little. I had a little fun writing a story about a boy that got an octopus stuck on his head once.
My favourite piece of artwork I’ve produced may have to be the penguin I’ve included here. It symbolises me having a mental block and there he is, all he can think about is fish! It amuses me when I look at it and I’m really pleased with the colours in it and the textures, there’s all sorts of materials used in it, from oil pastels to watercolour!
Who is your favourite ‘creative’ in your chosen field?
One of my absolute favourite creatives has to be Oliver Jeffers, I love his collage work and his stories please me so much (no child can appreciate them like I do! )
All images © Louise Wright. To view the images in clearer detail, click on them.