Welcome to my website.



I live in the beautiful estuary village of Lympstone in East Devon. Having been born on a pinnace on the Thames where my family lived, it has felt like a homecoming being back among boats again. This waterside location has increasingly influenced my subject matter. I enjoy exploring effects of translucency, layering colours as glazes. A current interest of mine is capturing the sky light through cabin windows and port holes with its implicit promise of escape.


As a practising artist I run both creative watercolour and life drawing classes in the East Devon area. Tutored courses run for 5 weeks and are for all abilities. Taking a materials-led approach we focus on one particular art material for the duration of each course. Expressive and formal techniques are covered.           


Email: louisealive@outlook.com

Home: 01395 223048

Mobile: 07941 092838


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