Mixed Media by Louise Hensby Dixon
Routescape To Work Section 4
Louise Hensby Dixon
Louise Hensby Dixon was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. She attended Wakefield Art College, and then later studied Fine Art at The University Of Wales Institute Cardiff. She gained a First Class Honours Degree and qualified in 2002. Louise is now based in Brixham.
She is an artist who examines the process of contemporary Aboriginal painting. The creation of this discipline is often a result of wishing to convey a story, a journey and an informal relationship with landscape, nature and the environment.
Louise has found similarities with this, to her own interests in maps and aerial views. Through the painstaking hand application of over painted dots, linear structures and sequences, Louise visually expresses a notion of movement and energy within her art.
Louise Hensby Dixon's practice has explored several themes, and one of her greatest influences has been that of aboriginal painting. She has taken particular inspiration from the contemporary, aboriginal artist Dorothy Napangardi, whose compositions are quite similar to works of western abstraction.
Through the painstaking hand application of dots, Louise's work relates aesthetically to Napangardi's. The creation of aboriginal art is often as a result of wishing to convey a story or a journey. Louise has found similarities with this to her own interest in maps and aerial views. This resulted in several pieces of work called 'Routescapes' which portray the artist's own journeys.
This painting 'Routescape To Work Section 4' represents part of a rural journey between Brixham and Kingswear. The painting is constructed from several materials including plaster, acrylic paint, varnish, buttons and string.