Q+A: Louise Blood

ARTIST LOUISE BLOOD NEVER FEELS CONSTRAINED BY MEDIUM OR SUBJECT MATTER, ALLOWING EXPERIMENTATION TO DRIVE HER PRACTICE.

How would you describe your practice?

I am a multimedia artist. I don’t favour any one medium, and even when I work within the one medium I am not constrained by styles or subject matter – I am drawn to experimentation. My approach reflects the many disparate interests and passions that have governed my life.

What is your process of creating art?

Chasing the elusive soul down the rabbit hole into the depths of the human psyche, letting my imagination run wild yet at the same time being guided by the work itself as it evolves. This often gives rise to a surrealistic depiction of a particular emotion.   

When did you fall in love with art?

My art was inborn. As a young child I drew constantly. When I was younger I painted a mural on my bedroom wall during a fit of boredom. This earned me several private commissions to paint murals in local private homes and one in a veterinary surgery waiting room.

Where do you find inspiration?

My Marine Still Life series stems from my love of the myriad, complex and curious life forms of the ocean. Their great morphological diversity is spellbinding.

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