Artist Statement

Louise Hampson, based in Staffordshire, uses line to create precise, absorbing drawings concerned with time, fault and perfection.

Selected Works

Louise Hampson uses line to create precise, absorbing drawings. In addition she is concerned with time, fault and perfection. Her laborious method deploys technical drawing pens on paper and translucent film. Consequently, resulting in a repetitive pattern using simple lines. The types of line are varied. Not only does she often uses a ruler to create a uniform, consistent line that evokes precision, but also she draws using small, freehand lines to create accumulating, flowing patterns. Louise generally combines large surfaces and small marks. Therefore, there is a sense of mass and a larger image. Simultaneously, playing on micro/macro relations.  Her work explores the potential of faults and errors in both hand-made and mechanised drawing. Louise investigates repeated action as a means of producing geometrical forms.




New Art West Midlands, Group Exhibition, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, May 2018

Show and Tell (24/7), Degree Show Fine Art Exhibition, Staffordshire University, 2017.

Cosmic, Group Exhibition, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, 2016.

Empty Words, Airspace Galley, Hanley, Staffordshire, 2016

Kaleidoscope, Fine Art Exhibition, Middleport Pottery, Staffordshire, 2016. 

24/7, Group Exhibition, Staffordshire University, 2015.

Smorgasbord, Staffordshire University, Level 5, Fine Art Exhibition, 2015.

Feast, A level Art and Design, Photography and Graphics Final Exhibition, 2014

Staffordshire University, Level 4, Fine Art Exhibition, 2014.

Fresh, Foundation Degree in Art & Design, Fine Art Exhibition, Newcastle-under-Lyme College, 2013.