Louise Weir is a successful practicing illustrator who has a strong reputation within the Illustration industry. She has wide range of experience across Design, Advertising, Publishing and Editorial, working for clients in the U.K and worldwide.
Louise’s work examines and explores photographic reference to create her own worlds and also fresh interpretations of existing people and places. Producing highly unique portraits that project the character and personality of the subject within the painting.
The final images Louise produces are acrylic painting, however Louise has much experience in setting up and photographing props and models when clients need her to reference/depict specific people and locations etc within her paintings .
She has won a bronze award for the Self Promotion category of The AOI Best of British Illustration in 2012 and her work has been discussed in many anthologies and journals of Illustration. She has regularly exhibited in group and solo shows in both the U.K and worldwide. She has recently been awarded Arts Council funding for a solo exhibition and is self-publishing authorial work.
Louise Weir is a graduate of St Martins College of Art London and teaches part-time on the Illustration degree course at Southampton Solent University.
Recent Clients include : Palgrave Macmillan, BFI, Wardour Publishing, Random House Publishing, Penguin, The Guardian, Independent, Mail and Times newspapers, The Royal Mail, CDP Advertising, The Ministry of Sound, Oxford University Press ( UK and USA), Smoke Creatives, and The Guardian. amongst many others.