Louise Richardson was born and raised in Canada and currently lives in Southern Ontario. After specializing in art studio and history at university, she spent many years as a teacher of visual arts in secondary schools.
Her work is inspired more by the rhythms and colours of the water near where she spends a good deal of her time. As a result, the look of water has become a focus of her work in recent years – water’s reflection as it moves and how light changes the colour of those reflections constantly. Watching the same patch of water from the same spot on the shore or dock, provides endless variation of rhythm through the play of light and shadow. Capturing these small movements, that change each second, is the work of this artist as a metaphor for the ever-changing experiences of even the quietest of lives.
A strong, simplified style and a rich palette of colours are important markers of her work. Together they lead the viewer first into her pictures and then into the private and personal space of memory and reflection. Richardson’s paintings can be found in collections in Canada and the US.