Louise Fairchild is a London based artist who gained a Fine Art (BA Hons) Degree at Reading University, after a Foundation Year at Sheffield Art College, and worked as an illustrator and artist worldwide for many years.
Commissions in this period include British Airways, Barclays Bank PLC, The Home Office, Fortnum and Mason, Bloomsbury Publishing, Boots the Chemist, Blass Wine Estates, Random House Publishing, Woolwich Building Society and Marks and Spencer PLC.
She also had numerous portrait commissions for the board of directors of companies such as Sainsburys Plc, Fidelity Investments International and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, as well as a monthly commissioned portrait of a prominent figure in business or government, for the CBI magazine.
In 2009 she returned to Fine Art full time.
Her work hangs in private collections throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA.
'My interest is in the solitude and isolation of extreme scenery and my attempt to capture the mysterious mercurial nature of the light on the land and water. The absence of human existence is deliberate to impart a timeless quality of past millennia when our impact on the planet was more benign.
My work is influenced by living by the river and also the Peak District and rural Ireland, where I spent my childhood'. Louise Fairchild, 2016