cambridge contemporary art

Louise Bird

Louise has always looked towards natural history for inspiration. During her degree course in Fine Art Printmaking, she became fascinated by bees and her interest has continued until this day. She gets great satisfaction knowing that her artwork is helping spread awareness that bees are under threat from loss of habitat, as a result of modern farming methods and the decline of wild areas. Currently her subjects have broadened to include insects and birds.

Louise enjoys using a variety of print techniques, most notably mezzotint, which involves a great deal of time and patience. She is always discovering new ways of combining techniques and she often layers prints as a way to create depth in an image. Louise enjoys Collagraph and Monoprint in conjunction with mezzotint and often includes painting and drawing to create unique results.

Louise has been a practicing printmaker working from her studio in Norfolk for over 20 years. She has exhibited widely, her work being seen at 'The Society of Wildlife Artists annual show, London, The Royal College of Art, London, and the Affordable Art Fair, New York, to name a few. She is proud to be involved with 'The Norwich Print Fair' since its first show in 1995 and has also organised and curated 'Print Fair Elements' at The Forum, Norwich, both these events dedicated to promoting printmaking in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £135-£450.


Summer Meadow IV monoprint with painting and pencil 25 x 25 cm £450

Summer Meadow IV

monoprint with painting and pencil

25 x 25 cm

£450

Midsummer Garden coloured mezzotint with collograph 25 x 25 cm £180

Midsummer Garden

coloured mezzotint with collograph

25 x 25 cm

£180

Echinops In Flower coloured mezzotint 25 x 25 cm £135

Echinops In Flower

coloured mezzotint

25 x 25 cm

£135

Summer Meadow II monoprint with painting and pencil 25 x 25 cm £450

Summer Meadow II

monoprint with painting and pencil

25 x 25 cm

£450