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My interest is in the solitude and isolation of remote extreme scenery and attempting to capture the mysterious mercurial nature of the light on the land and the sea.

The paintings are predominately large scale, creating texture with the oil before applying many layers of translucent oil glazes. The use of metallic pigment in the under layers catch the light as you move around the painting.

Louise Fairchild’s influences are the remote landscape of Ireland and the Peak District where she grew up.

Biography 

Louise Fairchild is a London based artist who gained a Fine Art (BA Hons) Degree at Reading University, after a Foundation Year at Sheffield Art College, and worked as an illustrator and artist worldwide for many years.

Commissions in this period include 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.

She also had numerous portrait commissions for the board of directors of companies such as Sainsburys Plc, Fidelity Investments International and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, as well as a monthly commissioned portrait of a prominent figure in business or government, for the CBI magazine.

In 2009 she returned to Fine Art full time.

Her work hangs in private collections throughout the UK and the US. 

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