- 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

Please add your email address to subscribe to mailing list

Louise Gridley, Arts Practitioner and Educator

Unit 4C, Station Road Industrial Estate, Elmswell, Suffolk, IP30 9HR

Tel. 01359231570

© 2020 LOUISE GRIDLEY - All rights reserved.


Proudly created by www.dancolemedia.com