LOUISE GRIDLEY

- Arts Practitioner and Educator -

I live in Suffolk where I work as an arts practitioner, educator and freelance community artist. I regularly exhibit in group shows and work closely within communities to engage people of different ages within the arts. I work within Secondary and Further Education as an Art Teacher and am an accredited Arts Award Advisor for Trinity College, London. I have recently joined the local CALSA team as a Community Arts Leader in Schools and Academies. I also teach Ceramics from my studio Sugi Ceramics in Elmswell, Suffolk.

I am a formally trained artist with a First Class Honours degree. My specialism in Painting and Printmaking has more recently led me to work in ceramics where I have been exploring surface decoration. The nude form remains the essence of my work in all media. My work celebrates the beauty of the female form which I try to convey with elegance and simplicity. 

I have a passion for recording the human form in all its guises. I find people, their forms, their stories, history and relationships fascinating. I relish the challenge of capturing ones’ inner spirit as well as their physical embodiment. My paintings hold a narrative whereby they suspend a particular event, moment or feeling in time.

Group Exhibitions


Loss & Lucidity Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal, 5 August - 20 September 2019
Saddle Up AHT Art Trail, Newmarket, 8 July 22 - 22 September 2019
Engage The Market Cross, Bury St Edmunds, 4 - 16 July 2017
Dress for the Occasion The Brady Arts Centre, Bethnal Green, London, 3 - 31 March 2017
Traditions The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London, 1 - 19 February 2017
Reflections The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich, 5 December 2016 - 5 January 2017
100 x Madonna The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London, 7 - 17 September 2016
Down the Roman Bow, London, 23 April - 2 May 2016
A New Home The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London 1 February - 23 February 2016
The Greatest Little Art Show and Raffle in E17 The Mill, Walthamstow, London
9 October - 17 October 2015
Misbehaviour The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London 14 February - 22 February 2015 and CMR Gallery, Redruth, 8 October - 29 October 2014
Between Ingurgitate and Inhale Pictorem Gallery, Walthamstow, 30 May - 21 June 2014
13 Changing Room Gallery, Walthamstow, London 13 April 2008
Bodysnatchers Stowhealth Art Gallery, Stowmarket, Suffolk November 2007 - March 2008 
Bodysnatchers The Cloisters Gallery, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 25 April - 7 May 2007
Bodysnatchers The Lounge, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk March 2006
Art in the Atrium Sheffield, September 1997
Degree Psalter Lane, Sheffield Hallam University, May 1997