Louise graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communications, specialising in Photography. She grew up in Orkney and has had a interest in art since a young age. After completion of a course in Portfolio Preparation at the Orkney College in 2007, Louise held an exhibition of her photography at The Reel in Kirkwall, Orkney and in 2008 she won a photography competition run by Young Scott, where her photos were hung in the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness

Since moving to Glasgow, Louise has been commissioned to take promotional photos for various artists including multi award-winning folk band Lau,  2009 Young Traditional Musician of the Year Ruairidh MacMillan, The Paul McKenna Band, singer Rachel Sermanni , accordionist Mairearad Green, award winning singer and fiddle player Bella Hardy, clarsach duo The Duplets and singer and mandolin player Laura-Beth Salter. She has also designed and put together album artwork for the likes of Danny Kyle Open Stage winners Rura, Kris Drever and Éamonn Coyne, the Scott Wood Trio, Twelfth Day and Joy Dunlop and fiddlers Mike Vass and 2010 Young Trad Musician of the Year, Dan Thorpe.

Most recently Louise has been dedicated to her personal project 'Out of My Own Light,' which depicts the story of her late Grandmother, Margaret Bichan (nee Tait), who travelled to Canada in 1950 to solve a dilemma of the heart. Louise retraced her Grandmother's steps and has written music to accompany a body of photography and a photographic book, put together by Lachlan Young.


Exhibitions

  • Out of My Own Light (solo exhibition) Lyth Arts Center, Lyth, Wick Summer 2015
  • Out of My Own Light (solo exhibition) Pier Arts Center, Stromness, Orkney April/May 2015
  • ‘New Ground’ Orkney Art Graduates 2011-12 exhibition Pier Arts Center, Stromness, Orkney Feb/March 2013
  • The Best of the Scottish Degree & Diploma Shows Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow July/Aug 2011
  • GSA Degree Show Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow June 2011
  • GSA Visual Communications Work in Progress The Lighthouse, Glasgow Jan 2011
  • Young Scot Winter Art & Photography exhibition Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney March 2008
  • Four Seasons (solo exhibition) The Reel, Kirkwall, Orkney Sept 2007
  • Orkney College of Art exhibition Kirkwall, Orkney June 2007



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