studio shot 2021

I have always had an interest in the arcadian landscape, and attempt to capture the exquisite beauty, quiet, stillness, and solitude of the scene, with the absence of any human presence a deliberate decision, in an attempt to transport the viewer back to a past millennia when our impact on the planet was more benign.  

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 it changes.

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


Louise Fairchild 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, the US and Asia. 

Artist's assistants


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