Louise Collier

  • Painting

As a lover of the great outdoors, my subject matter is nature, especially water and coastal themes. I aim to bring a piece of the beautiful outdoors, indoors. Working in oils and acrylics but also with pastels and watercolour. Join me for a Painting Waves Workshop on Wednesday 13 September in Busselton – see artoutdoorswa.com.au/events for full details.

Studio Details

Old Courthouse Complex - Busselton Cultural Precinct
4-9 Queen Street

Opening Hours

  • Sat 7 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 8 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 11 SeptClosed
  • Thu 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 13 SeptClosed
  • Sat 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 18 SeptClosed
  • Thu 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Parking suitable for buses
  • Universal access
  • Family friendly (suitable for children)
  • Refreshments available

My passion for the natural environment and the great outdoors is insatiable and it is where my soul finds solace. Whether camping under the stars, strolling along the ocean’s edge or wandering through the depths of the forest, I find myself continually awestruck by nature’s magnificence. The confines of indoor spaces can be suffocating; I am driven to distraction if I am stuck indoors for too long. So, my artistic journey is a perpetual exploration and celebration of nature’s wonders and a quest to capture its beauty and bring it indoors.

You’ll often find me painting en plein air in scenically inspiring locations. I am also drawn to capturing fleeting moments with my camera, gathering inspiration for later works in my studio. Countless hours are spent sitting on the beach or on the coastal rocks and cliffs attempting to capture the most interesting wave, or hiding out somewhere trying to snap my favourite birds going about their day. Immersion in nature is integral to my well being and creative process.

My paintings transcend mere depictions of the physical scene; I strive to convey the emotional and spiritual connection I have to the natural world, it’s beauty and complexity rather than just the application of the paint. Each brushstroke I make is with the aim of honouring nature’s beauty and complexity, striving to capture the nuances of light and form. Through my art, I hope to transport the viewer into the heart of my paintings, inviting them to share in the awe-inspiring moments I have experienced first-hand, so they feel like they are there with me; in the landscapes or seascape, ready to dive into the ocean, or sitting with me watching the birds. I seek to evoke a sense of presence, inviting viewers to join me in the communion with the natural world.


Painting Waves with Louise Collier

Your opportunity to learn the skills to enable you to paint amazing waves (acrylics). Artist, Louise Collier, will show you how to capture the light and build the layers to capture the perfect wave. Cost includes all art materials needed, including a quality canvas and morning tea (BYO lunch) and a glass of wine or bubbles and nibbles afterwards to celebrate your achievements!. This workshop is suitable for all levels. No experience is necessary. Children 12 and over allowed with an accompanying adult). This workshop will be held at the Cultural Precinct in Busselton https://www.busseltonculturalprecinct.com.au/. Come and enjoy the creative vibes at this fab venue (the Fodder Room) in the converted stables area of the historic Busselton Gaol and Courthouse complex. $185 per person includes: Guided step-by-step instruction and expert tuition from Louise will help you master this medium and subject matter. Use of all materials provided including easel, table, chair, reference material, drawing materials, canvas with float frame, paints, brushes, palettes, water containers, rags and apron. Delicious morning tea. (BYO lunch). Glass of wine or bubbles and nibbles afterwards to celebrate your creation. The masterpiece you create is yours to take home!

11 September 2024

09:30 am - 04:00 pm

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