Louise Allardyce was born in Glasgow and brought up in Aberdeen, Scotland. She studied Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 1992. Her final year work was a combination of drawing and sculptural installation inspired by the sea.

Since leaving art college Louise has continued to explore new ideas and processes, practicing her love of drawing and painting on location. While living in Oxford, she drew inspiration from allotment produce and animals, using this as the basis of woven tapestries. She exhibited in a variety of galleries and trade events, including the Country Living Spring Fair (Business Design Centre, Islington) and was showcased in Country Living magazine.

Returning to Aberdeenshire in 2002 to bring up her young family, Louise has continued to take private commissions and is currently building a body of new work inspired by local landforms; documenting ancient land features that remain untouched among the intensive agriculture.

Louise’s painting is highly intuitive. Her work is borne out of many hours in-situ where speed of execution is dictated by the subject matter, capturing the movement, light and freshness of the outdoors.