Louise Gardiner is a British artist and designer producing unique one off pieces of contemporary embroidery and a range of silk scarves and cushions.
Having studied an Art Foundation at Manchester Metropolitan University, and then graduated from Goldsmith’s College, London with a Textiles BA (Hon’s) in 1994. Louise later returned to MMU in 2001 to complete an MA in Illustration.
Louise creates large figurative, floral and flamboyant pieces of artwork using rhythmic, repetitive drawing, intense and intricate stitches, paints, appliqué and inks. Every work is unique and labour-intensive, intuitive and spontaneous. These original and energetic embroideries celebrate the rich and colourful medium of thread and illustrate her joie de vivre!
The embroideries explode off the canvas and are inspired by nature, music and creative emotion. Pushing this niche art form in as many new directions as possible. The combination of exciting and intricate free machine embroidery combined with Louise's passion for drawing means she now believes that she "can drive a sewing machine like an ‘Aston Martin'"