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Last updated on Jan 11, 2021

Decorative art and accessories


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Louise Mead

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Louise Mead


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About LouiseMead

Sales 2,185
On Etsy since 2011

Colourful wall art, canvas prints, cushions, phone cases, and other decorative accessories

When people ask me what I do, I still have to pinch myself when I tell them I'm an artist. Art was my favourite subject at school, although when I left education I ended up working in the IT industry, where I eventually set up my own business.

As with a lot of people, a combination of reaching my 30s, and weathering the credit crunch led to me reassessing where I was in life, and I decided to make more time for my passions outside of work. I decided to do a Philosophy degree, and started painting again. My canvas habit soon got out of hand, and I realised I was going to have to make some space and find a way to fund my activities going forward. I decided to take the plunge and put my work up for sale online, and was lucky enough to sell my first painting within a week. To cut a long story short, I've been very fortunate in being able to give up my former career to work as an artist full-time.

I currently work from my home studio, where I split my time between painting and being head-butted by my very affectionate cat, Dora. My work tends to fall into one of three categories - abstract expressionist, broken colour, and then the more representational abstracts depicting trees, landscapes, and flowers. The majority of my original works are created in acrylics on canvas although I do some mixed media works, and have been introducing soft pastels to a number of pieces. I've recently begun drawing again, having enrolled at my local college to help develop my technical skills. I've been experimenting with a variety of mediums during this time, and it's beginning to filter through in some of my work.

People often ask me what inspires me, and it's hard to pinpoint one thing in particular. Music is one influence that comes to mind, I love listening to jazz music when I work. I find a lot of jazz really uplifting, and I think this is probably evident in a lot of my work. I would say another important aspect to my work is colour - as I've long been intrigued by the way colours can influence mood. I personally feel most inspired when I feel happy or hopeful, and I like to think that the vibrant colours in my work will help others to feel the same.

Shop members

  • Louise Mead

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    My name is Louise & I'm an artist based in the UK. When I'm not being bossed around by my cat, I work in my home studio creating vibrant and colourful paintings and drawings.

Production partners

  • Print shop

    United Kingdom

    Phone Case and Journal Printer

  • Fine Art Printer

    United Kingdom

    Fine Art Printer in Essex, UK

  • Art printers

    Rotherham, England

    A specialist art gift print company.

  • A print company

    United Kingdom

    One of the leading artist merchandise production companies in the UK. Their products are tested according to the highest safety and quality standards.

  • Greeting Card Printer

    City of London, England

    Specialist greeting card printer.

  • a printing company

    Sheffield, England

    I chose to work with this company because of their impressive product satisfaction record, and expertise in dye-sublimination printing, which enables the printing of vibrant colours, in a more eco-friendly way than other printing methods.

  • A fine art printing company

    Guildford, England

    Prints are created and shipped directly to you by a specialist fine art print company, whose clients include the National Galleries in Scotland, Liberty London, and the National Theatre, to name a few.

  • A specialist printer

    United Kingdom

    A specialist printer based in the UK. I design, and prepare the image before handing over to my print partner for production, quality checking, and shipping.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to my shop and thank you for taking a look. It is my aim to produce art that is enjoyable to look and that will last well, at a reasonable price.

If you would like any additional information on a particular product, please get in touch and I'll be more than happy to answer. I'm looking forward to working with you!

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All printed items are made to order in the UK, and take 5 working days to produce. Shipping is done either by Royal Mail or FedEx, depending on the size of the item(s) ordered.

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