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



Bumblebee on Eryngiums Framed

13.5 x 13 ins


Bumblebee on Spring Blossom 1/60

13.5 x 13.5 ins


Bumblebees on Knapweed - unframed

19.5 x 15.5 ins


Goldcrest - framed

14.5 x 14 ins


Goldcrest - unframed

13 x 12 ins


Lost Colony 1/150

19 x 23 ins


Meadow Teasels - framed

18 x 15 ins


Meadow Teasles - unframed

16.5 x 14 ins


Moth Species - unframed

20 x 20 ins


Moth Species framed 5/50

21 x 21 ins


Summer Border - unframed

13 x 12.5 ins


The Last Bumblebee

15 x 14 ins


Three Bumblebees - unframed

12.5 x 6 ins


Three Bumblebees framed

13.5 x 7 ins


Wren in Autumn - unframed

17.5 x 10 ins


Wren in Autumn framed

18 x 11 ins


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