Welcome to Wildbush Art - otherwise known as the UK based contemporary emerging artist Lou Wildish.
Wildish paints primarily in acrylics and mixed media inspired by her love of colour and metallics.
Wildish' work is best known for her use of explosive colour, bold mark making routed in movement, and high energy.
She is an emotive painter using both movement flow from the body's energy source, emotions and nature natural sources to influence and inspire her in her work. Her art explores battles between mind and body, energy sources and nature stimulus.
The work has a spiritual feel and Lou on a simplistic level likes to create work that brings joy, a moment of brightness, an emotion, or connection. The power of colour can change a room, a mood, a thought to the viewer.
The potential for chaos and for it to all go wrong on the page in that moment when colours are fused is what excites her. She enjoys taking risks with colour - always influenced by her own energy, place, atmosphere and environment. The idea that there is a conflict, something problematic that needs resolving on the canvas, something that needs hope and resolution - the outcome is an equilibrium of colour.
'There is something magical that happens when you pick up a paintbrush when you are overwhelmed by an emotion, or the weather outside is atmospheric, I love to witness what happens on the canvass on those days'
Wildish started painting in her teens and used to create abstract murals on walls for her friends and family. She has had a successful career in the arts spanning over 25 years, including within the performing arts industry as a producer and director supporting other artists. In more recent years she has committed more time to her love of visual art and painting.
Her studio is based in beautiful rural surroundings in Northamptonshire and she enjoys spending time in nature with her family and dog.
She is a keen advocate and supporter of invisible and chronic illness and disability rights. She is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and works on a number of projects that support inclusion in the arts.
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