The following body of enchanting works depicts the trees and woodlands of Louise's home in Buxton, Derbyshire. Here, she invites us to revel in the woodlands pattern and abstraction, to immerse in the texture, atmosphere and light that plays amongst the dense undergrowth and leaf canopy. It is an artist’s response to her muse which allows the viewer to enjoy the freedom of their own interpretation.
When Louise Jannetta was starting out on adult life, the way forward seemed clear and exciting: she was offered a coveted place at St. Martin’s School of Art.
But life isn’t always simple and at the time Jannetta’s talents were also needed in her family’s upholstery business. She had to put on hold her yearning to create the art she loved.
Happily, in the last few years she has been making up for lost time. Today, she is a firmly established full time professional artist, and her work hangs in some of the region’s most prestigious galleries. She has been represented by Webbs Fine Art, London at the Manchester Buy Art Fair and has work in Cloud Gallery outlets in the south of Britain.
Self-taught, Louise reveals an innate ability, not simply to paint but also to discover and refine ideas and techniques that make a work ‘live’.
In fact, long before reaching for a brush, she may be cutting a forest’s worth of leaves and branches from canvas, painstakingly and by hand, in order to produce a single work. So before it becomes a painting, a work may start life as a relief sculpture.
The result is a piece of art that is constantly changing: with the quality of light, the time of day, a ray of sunlight, clouds, or the flicker of a fire. The textures and depths hidden in the relief create their own shadows which move with the changing light.