Artist | Watercolourist

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Louise Twiggs grew up in East London in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She studied Art through school and matric and then later at university.

Louise has always had a passion for nature and the environment, which led her to further her studies into Nature Conservation. This included studies in botany and zoology which fuelled her interest in the science behind the beauty of nature.

Her passion and interest in nature has developed over the years, and Louise’s love for Indigenous plants, flowers, birds, animals and other creatures has been taken to another level through her passion in painting them. She finds great challenge in attempting to do justice to the perfection of the flowers and depicting the beauty and character of the creatures that she sees, in the precise recording of those through the mediums of Watercolour, Oils, Graphite pencil and Gouache.

Louise was tutored by the likes of Ann Harris, and the late Diana Carmichael, both accomplished Botanical Artists in their own right. Her Botanical Art training shows in the attention to detail in her work. Louise describes her work as representational in nature.

She was awarded a Bronze medal for her first entry to the Kirstenbosch Biennale Exhibition 2010.

Louise has been teaching Art Classes in a Private capacity since 2015, to both Teenagers and Adults.

She taught Art as a Locum teacher at St Peters Boys School for two terms in 2016. She taught Grades 3 to 7.

She exhibited at the First and Second Johannesburg Botanical Art Exhibitions in 2011 and 2012, and again at Kirstenbosch Biennale 2013.

She also exhibited in a Group Exhibition at Halifax Art in Parkhurst. (March 2014)

She has a small Gallery of her Artwork at her home for private viewings by appointment.

Louise has branched into teaching Art to adolescents and adults which she does from a Studio in Bryanston. To find out more about these classes, contact Louise via the 'Contact Me' Link.