About Louise Saunders and her Art
I have been fortunate to have had a really enjoyable and interesting career as a fine artist. I have been rewarded with travel, publications in books and magazines, residencies, commissions and exhibitions that have seen my artwork sold across Australia and overseas.
It all began in a family of creative people, a love of nature and a desire to preserve on paper, those fleeting glimpses of our beautiful wildflowers. On a leading Botanist’s advice I took on the challenge to paint the orchids of North-east Victoria. Over a period of four years, I painted 88 out of a possible 120 species. These individual paintings of beautiful, amazing and sometimes bizarre native ground orchids were the beginning of a love affair with watercolours and with our unique Australian flora and fauna.
My career hit a high point after moving to South-east Queensland in 1993 where my art developed a sub-tropical favour. I helped to found the Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland and I was a regular exhibitor with the Queensland Wildlife Artists' Society.
My skills and passion were recognised at an exhibition of past and then current work at the Logan Art Gallery by the commissioning of art for the eco-tourist resort, Couran Cove Island Resort on the Gold Coast. The commissioned work, which took several years, were some of the best artwork of my career. This led to me accepting the idyllic position of Artist in Residence at Couran Cove on the island for four and a half years. I have been fortunate to have been invited, on two Earthwatch expeditions as illustrator. I have travelled to Thailand to learn Batik painting and Borneo to work up bat illustrations for a key guide. I enjoy sharing my skills through tuition to both children and adults.
I stepped aside from my artistic life for a period of 8 years as founder and manager of a busy wildlife NGO, but now I’m back with renewed excitement! I’ve added pastel pet portraiture, painting blue and white Chinoiserie objects, fine coloured pencil work and I continue to paint detailed watercolour botanicals.
I adore creating pet portraits and feel it’s a real privilege to get to know your best fur friend through a commission. Amber the Beagle is an example of my work.
If you think my artwork would look great on your forever wall, or if you wish to view more original artwork and see a range of prints and posters, please contact me.
Art for Sale
Below is a selection of artworks by Louise Saunders which is for sale. Most artwork is artistically framed to suit the work with double mats and quality frames. Any artwork can be personalised and framed to your liking to suit your decor.
I am also happy to accept commissions.
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Pastel on Velour Paper, Professionally Framed
with double matt
50 x 70 cm
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Watercolour on Watercolour Paper, Professionally Framed
57 x 41 cm
A watercolour painting of life size butterflies, framed to represent a museum specimen case as though pinned with individual scientific classification labels. They look like real butterflies!
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To view any of Louise's artwork, please contact her on Ph: 0407 147 472 or send her an email:
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