Louise Dearden

When my curiosity is piqued by an object or idea that captivates me, I am compelled to search for a deeper understanding of the source of that captivation. Engaging with process becomes the means of making enquiry, thus satisfying my need to interact kinaesthetically.

I love the freedom and unpredictability of being led intuitively as I make– asking what the work needs, then allowing the answers to rise to the surface, whisper or roar, my hand guided by the will of the work. I listen. And then I make what wants to be heard.

I work in a variety of mediums and am currently exploring printmaking and mixed media. I am enthused by the freshness and immediacy of printmaking, particularly monotype and collagraphy.