Well that was 2020 – A look back on my Creative Practice

Well there may have been a pandemic but I have managed to be creative and work throughout – which I am so grateful for as an artist but also as a gardener. Before the pandemic I had a solo show at The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, What Window Are We Going To Go Through Today? (2020). I was selected for the Orleans House Gallery exhibition, Beyond The Frame, here I was inspired by a postcard of a glasshouse in their archives Byfield House (1892). I wrote a poem as part of a project led by The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, in response to the pandemic, Covid-19 Lockdown 100. This has now been published and also the book has been placed in the British Library. This was then used as part of a shadow box in The Art Unlocked exhibition at Orleans House Gallery, as part of a response to the unfurling of Covid-19 by the Artists, Designers and Makers of Richmond Art House Open Studios. I created a video to talk about Muybridge for Kingston Museum and History Centre. I have exhibited at the Sprout Art Gallery in Streatham in their New Faces Exhibition.

Teaching has continued I am pleased to say, prior to the pandemic I had taught at Kew Art Studio, Cyanotype workshops. I also taught on the National Saturday Club and work was exhibited online instead of the exhibition taking place at Somerset House. I have started to teach online, through making videos for the next cohort, learning new skills myself to ensure I am up to date as an artist and educator.In the Summer I taught at The Landmark Arts Centre: Cyanotype and Printmaking using recycled materials.I also have managed to teach online via zoom for Adult Art Groups.

I am now also teaching Children and Young People both in an outdoor environment safely in lines with government guidelines and then latterly Online via zoom with support of parents.

At the Landmark Arts Centre my work is for sale in their shop this includes: Prints, Cards, Handmade Journals, Christmas decorations and other gifts. If you are interested in any of of my work or would like me to do a commission please contact me directly. Email: louiseandersonart@gmail.com

Wishing everyone a safe, healthy and creative New Year and thank you for your continued support

Cyanotype – Sun printing at Kew Art Studio

I am now running smaller classes at Kew Art Studio

Providing either 1-1 or 1-2 to enable people to participant in classes but to remain safe at this current time.

Students will be required to wear a face covering whilst working in the studio. I will be wearing a face covering and shield.

Hand sanitizer will be used but it is suggested that you also bring your own.

Gloves will also be required when using some equipment within the studio.

If you feel unwell or if you have been in close contact with someone who has had Covid-19 in the 14 days prior to the class please do not attend the class.

In view of current guidelines I will keep up to date, to ensure safety is maintained throughout the course.

For further information contact me directly by email: louiseandersonart@gmail

Landmark Arts Centre Summer School 2020

Summer School at the Landmark Arts Centre. I am delighted to be running 3 classes in August

Sun printingCyanotype

Saturday 1st August; 10 – 4.00pm

Explore, experiment, and create your own blue sun-print! If it’s not sunny you can still, make our very only sun print (cyanotype) images using an Ultraviolet Light Box.

All materials will be provided. You will be supported by local artist Louise Anderson This workshop is an opportunity to explore a 170-year-old photographic printing process with a modern-day twist. Open to all and no previous experience needed.

Creative Mindfulness

Saturday 8th August; 10 – 4.00pm

Today is an opportunity to switch off from your day to day activities, connect with your breath and be in the moment. This will be a relaxing day of sketching as you learn new skills.

Learn to use the power of observation and awareness – Letting go of the critical mind by being creative and learn to tap into a Mindfulness Creative Practice. An introduction to mindfulness and how it can be combined into your artistic practice or help you to develop your observational and drawing skills. You will have the opportunity to draw from the magnificent Landmark Arts Centre, create from poetry, Still Life’s, and Music. Open to all and no previous sketching experience needed

Printmaking using recycled materials without the aid of a press.

Saturday 15th August; 10 – 4.00pm

A fun day experimenting using materials that you find in the home. You will learn the basics of collagraph and mono printing combining collage to make a simple concertina book and prints. You will produce a series of experimental prints from recycled materials creating different textures and techniques learning how layering can develop depth to your image.

Open to all and no previous printmaking experience needed but this is also open to print makers who just want to think outside the box.

All classes £65.00 and include materials although you will be required to bring some things with you in line with your own Personal protection (a list will be provided)

Lock down – Isleworth Art Group & Friends via Zoom

We maybe in lock down but a few of the Isleworth art group are meeting a couple of times a week to meet, talk and reflect via zoom. The main focus of the group is to be creative, have fun, stay connected and have fun…

We have followed a simple theme. The alphabet, starting at A, and each member of the group has the chance to chose an artist to then challenge their inner artist to create a piece of work that reflects the style of the artist but the one thing that it has to be is it corresponds to the letter of the alphabet for that day…

Some of the artists we have explored in no particular order…

Grayson Perry, Turner, Warhol, Gauguin, Monet, Lichtenstein, Marc Franz, Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Van Gogh, Seurat, Bansky, Klimt, The Bloomsburg Group, Aboriginal Artwork

Sounds simple but it has been a curious journey

‘Joining this fantastic Art group has taken me back to my love of art and picture making which has been neglected for some years. The fun and laughter and joy we have had with learning about the artists and also learning about the other artist in the group has been a complete joy. I have really appreciated having a wonderful focus with you all. Many thanks Louise’.



What Window Are We Going Through Today?

Exciting to share I will be holding a solo show of new arts work at CornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, Douglas Road, Surbiton

Meet the Artist, Private View – 3 March 2020 – 7.00-9.00pm

Louise Anderson is an artist, a printmaker living in Teddington, inspired by the natural world and she finds herself continually drawn to nature where within this, she can find stillness and peace. ‘Being in nature is like a meditation, time is lost, and you are able to clear your mind and wipe the slate clean’ Through this new body of work she explores the memories of loss and  stillness by looking through the windows of life.

The exhibition comprises of printmaking, photography and cyanotype prints.

Landmark Arts Centre – Childrens Workshops

Delighted to say I will be running two new workshops at Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington for 10-14 year olds

Marbling & Simple Book Making  – 28th March – 10am -12 noon

Sun Print Zig Zag Book  – Saturday 25th April – 10am – 12 noon

Booking directly with the Landmark Arts Centre



New Date: Cyanotype Workshop

Kew Art Studio workshops

Up coming workshops to be held at Kew Art Studio a short walk from Kew Village.

To book contact: Louise Anderson: louiseandersonart@gmail.com

Cyanotype is an old photographic process that can be used on its own, or combined with other processes to produce the distinctive Prussian Blue Prints. This process was once used by architects for plans.

What will I learn?

You will be introduced to the chemical processes to produce the photographic liquid, coat paper to take home, expose, develop the photographic paper to produce unique cyanotype prints – Sizes A4 and A3 and smaller.

You will take home

Craft & personalise your very own bespoke gifts – using Cyanotype sun printing.

You will have the opportunity to work in an artist studio for the day, learn fun techniques, meet new people & leave with personalised gifts you can use for presents: 2 x tote bags, plus hand-designed cards & notelets for special occasions – birthdays, Christmas, Valentine, thank-yous. The possibilities are endless.

About Kew Studio

The workshops will run at St Luke’s House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Surrey TW9 3NP. Kew Gardens station is very close to the studios.  The studios are on the 391 bus route or there is on street parking.  There is a residents’ parking control Monday – Friday 10am – noon (Bank and Public holidays free) but you can buy vouchers from the studio for £1.40 per day or there is pay and display parking opposite the studios. Lunch is not included but there is a very small kitchen with a microwave, kettle and toaster and there are shops and cafes nearby. Tea and coffee will be provided.  www.kewstudio.org