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Louise Pallister

After gaining a double First BA Hons in Fine Art and American Studies and an MSc in Historic Conservation Louise Pallister went on to a successful career as an Art Consultant and Design Manager for a variety of art and stationery companies.  In 2009 a return to personal work saw her building on her original training with a newer contemporary slant, 'I've always drawn animals and been fascinated by their shapes.'

In her paintings and drawings she tries to convey an animal’s movement, shape and an expression of their energy trying to describe a creature’s essential qualities or motif.  Her artwork is informed by studies in sculpture and anatomical drawing.  She works in charcoal, acrylic and collage on paper and acrylic on canvas; attempting to construct a form through paper and paint.

She is inspired by the work of the sculptors such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth; contemporary artists such as Bridget McCrum and John Atkin and is also interested in the representation of animals in art and culture, particularly early cave art and the animal drawings of masters such as Leonardo and the painter Stubbs.