About Louise

 I am based in Swallow Studios in the rural setting of County Monaghan  at swallow studios we are big fans of colour    

"I studied Visual Art and Textile design In Galway and originally specialized in printed textiles,

I always loved the idea of painting directly onto the fabric. I discovered silk painting and loved the movement flow of colours the unpredictable nature of how they blended together. 

When I wanted to add bit more definition I started using batik as a technique, and really love the natural fluidity of drawing with hot wax.

I find it perfect for sketching spirals and creating a dream like flow perfect for my scarf designs allowing colours to simply float around each spiral in a dream like fashion.

I am inspired by Celtic art and mythology but like to think I have brought these themes up to date with my own particular style.