Louise Barrett is a professional portrait painter, figurative and conceptual artist working mostly in oil and acrylics.
Born in 1980, she was strongly influenced early on by the ethos of the home schooling she and her two sisters Ailbhe and Ester received and went on to pursue a course of self-determined study in painting and art techniques, working full time as an artist since.
A member of the Limerick Figure Drawing Society, life drawing is an important part of her work and is apparent in recent figurative works. She has added printmaking to her work, studying with Limerick Printmakers.
From Co Limerick her love of animals and the outdoors is apparent in much of her paintings and commissioned portraits also features strongly in her work
Visits to the early Christian churches in Cappadocia, Turkey and the Catacombs in Rome also have an influence in her recent works.
Art Currently Available at Draíocht