13/07 - 02/09
Capturing the vaporous luminosity of first and last light.
With her paintings in private collections across the UK, Europe, US and Asia as well as commissions by the likes of Fortnum and Mason, British Airways and The Home Office,
Turner | Barnes | Gallery are delighted to bring Louise Fairchild’s beautiful work to Essex.
Dates: 13 July – 5 August 2017
Shenfield Gallery Space
21 Hutton Road | Shenfield | Essex | CM15 8JU
Dates: 10 August – 2 September 2017
Venue: Turner Barnes Gallery
Chelmsford Gallery Space
Old Barns 7 c&d | Boyton Hall Farm | Roxwell | Chelmsford | Essex | CM1 4LN
Louise is interested in the solitude and isolation of extreme scenery; trying to capture the mysterious, mercurial nature of light on the land and sea. Her passion focuses on big skies and the emotive impact of light on the land. In particular, Louise is fascinated by early morning and last light, striving to capture the “exquisite, elusive, vaporous and ephemeral luminosity” of it. The absence of any human presence is a deliberate decision, lending a timeless quality to the work, transporting the viewer back to past millennia when our impact on the planet was more benign.
Louise often creates texture in her work, using the oil, before applying many layers of translucent oil glazes. She often uses metallic pigment in the under-layers, giving the illusion of the light dancing as it moves around the painting.
Louise is inspired by the remote landscape of Ireland, the Peak Dirstrict, where she grew-up, and the river she lives by.
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 Sainsbury’s 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.