Through works on paper, paintings and 3D I aim to explore themes associated with motherhood including image and identity and our relationship with food and related issues.

My love of colour and texture and my graphic design background informs my choice of materials. In my work there is often a domestic axe to grind.

My work explores memory, childhood, food and identity. I often use iconography culled from idealised nostalgic versions of domestic harmony and childhood and imagery associated with selling us food, cosy interpretations of family eating.

The collages I create are sometimes a starting point for a painting or a 3D work which might incorporate printmaking and found objects.

I have also experimented with creating diaries combining drawing and collage and making occasional artist’s books.

more about Louise…

Louise Nevett was born in Kettering, Northants and studied Graphic Design at Canterbury College of Art. She worked as a free-lance illustrator for around twenty years with at least fifty non-fiction books for children to her name as well contributing work to numerous magazines and journals.

Since completing a degree in Fine Art and Kent Institute of Art and Design she has exhibited widely in England and also in France and has been part of the London-based group Desperate Artwives.

Louise has also, until recently, taught art to young people with health problems at a pupil referral unit, and continues to run adult art classes as well as continuing her practice at Sun Pier Studios in Chatham.

She has two children and lives in Rochester, Kent.