Artists Louise Bird


Natural History has always been the main inspiration behind Louise's work. During her studies for a Degree in Fine Art Printmaking at the Norwich School of Art and Design she became fascinated with the Honeybee, looking at its language, habitat and behaviour. First hand involvement and study of the subject has been her main inspiration and her concern for the protection of our natural habitats has led her to continue producing work, hoping to make people more aware of the need for conservation.

Louise is primarily a Printmaker, she produces layered Monoprints using a large sheet of steel. Ink is applied to the metal plate using rollers and worked into before being printed through an etching press. To create the effect of coloured layers which have a semi transparency she uses translucent inks. These prints often involve stencils and can sometimes contain many layers. Between printing or after all the layers have been printed she may also decide to draw or paint.

Working in this way makes each piece completely unique and not reproducible in any way. She also produces Etchings, Collagraphs and Mezzotints.

Gallery Items

Honeybee Study II- framed

Original: Watercolour


Honeybee Study III- framed

Original: Watercolour


Honeybee Study I- framed

Original: Watercolour



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