Approved: 16.08.2006

Louise Sheridan


Approved: 16.08.2006

'Louise Sheridan talks of fragments of a visual diary but these are fragments which have simmered and matured and found their place in a kaleidoscope of memories. These are paintings rich in their colour and darknesses, and resonant with the accumulations of time.'  Michael Harrison, Director, Kettle's Yard, 1992-2011

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    Artist Statement

    'Louise Sheridan talks of fragments of a visual diary but these are fragments which have simmered and matured and found their place in a kaleidoscope of memories. These are paintings rich in their colour and darknesses, and resonant with the accumulations of time.'  Michael Harrison, Director, Kettle's Yard, 1992-2011

    My work explores an interest in travel, memory and transience. In some pieces personal stories mix with imaginary landscapes. Organic forms transform and evolve. Extreme weather conditions, floods and the chaos that results are explored.

    A series of works about water and the Thames is on going. I have lived by the river in London for much of my life and find it visually fascinating; the powerful flow of water, the rise and fall of the tides, the depth and strength of the currents and the changing light, colour and atmosphere. The foreshore reveals the river's half hidden objects and structures that display layers of history. 

    The environment, images and colours I experienced on a five month trip to India and Nepal had a profound effect on my work. I continue to use the Nepalese textured and translucent hand made paper that I first discovered in the Himalayas. Paintings were completed after travels to South East Asia, China, Iceland, Cuba and Costa Rica. My grandfather was Japanese and that influence can seen in some paintings.

    Acrylic, ink, oil pastel and pencil are used on paper during my process of working, giving the work a layered quality. In earlier pieces, drawings and paintings were often cut up, reassembled and collaged together. Drawing is an important part of my thought process. 

    I completed a B.A. Hons. in Fine Art, Painting at Kingston Polytechnic and a Post-Graduate Course in Painting in Cyprus, assembling drawings and painted textiles within installations. Later I lived in Barcelona for a year gaining an M.A. in European Fine Art, Painting, at the Winchester School of Art, where I had time both to explore the city and to explore and experiment with different techniques. It was during this time that the wax reliefs and mixed media pieces began to emerge. 

    I regularly exhibit and have completed commissions in the UK and India. I run art workshops for special needs groups, currently in a secure forensic mental health hospital.

    Louise Sheridan

    Please view my website and Instagram profile to see available work.

    CV & Education

    EXHIBITION CV Selected


    1991-92 M.A. European Fine Art, Painting, Winchester School of Art,Barcelona

    1979      Cyprus College of Art

    1973-77 Kingston Polytechnic, B.A. Hons Fine Art Painting


    Selected Exhibitions


    Outpost 2, Bermondsey Artists' Group, Shortwave, London

    London Bridge Hotel: London Festival of Architecture

    RE: Bermondsey Artists' Group, Lake Gallery, Southwark Park Galleries


    Shortwave, London

    Outpost, Bermondsey Artists' Group, Shortwave, London


    Annual Open, CGP London   

    Tricks of the Light, Riverside Gallery, Richmond

    Shortwave, London


    Annual Open, CGP London


    Pool, CGP London


    Paper Bag, CGP London


    Fragments, Ripley Arts Centre, Bromley

    Concretum, Dilston Grove, London


    Something for the Weekend, The Biscuit Factory, London

    Indigo Arts, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville


    Rummage, CGP London  


    Siobhan Davies Dance Studios London with Michele Fuirer

    MEME, A05, London

    A Higher Vision, SW1 Gallery, London


    Janus, CGP London


    Paintings in Hospitals, Menier Gallery, London


    Cafe Gallery Projects, A Slither and A Slice, 20th Anniversary Show


    Paintings in Hospitals Artbridge 2, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London


    Annual Open, CGP London


    The Mystical Landscape, Talisman Fine Art, The Institute of Child Health, London

    Sutton House, London


    Thornton Bevan Fine Art, London with Jilly Szabo

    Medway Maritime Hospital

    Ark 2000, Dilston Grove, London

    Artplace, Arundel Festival


    Bankside Browser, An Archive - part of a series of temporary art projects around the 

    future Tate Modern

    St. Mark's Hospital, Harrow

    Bank Street Gallery, Sevenoaks


    '8 x 4', BAG show, Cafe Gallery

    Kunstbrucke Project, Cafe Gallery

    Bank Street Gallery, Sevenoaks

    Indigo Arts, The Atrium Gallery, London


    Talisman Fine Art, London

    The Atrium Gallery, London


    Bermondsey Artists Group Print Show, Cafe Gallery Projects, London


    Rye Art Gallery


    Thornton Bevan Fine Art, London

    Imperial Cancer Contemporary Art Exhibition, Christies

    The Pike Gallery, London

    The Art Show, Art House, London

    Southwark Open, South London Gallery

    Thornton Bevan Fine Art, London


    Cable St Open Studios, in association with the Whitechapel Art Gallery


    Guardian Art for Sale, London

    Making our Mark, Artist in Residence, the Artability Project, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    The Artability Exhibition, Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells

    Post Decadence, 1984-1994, Cafe Gallery, London

    Artists for Romanian Orphans, Bonhams

     Artists in Spain, Rye Art Gallery


    Cafe Gallery Projects, London

    The Towner Contemporary Art Market, Eastbourne


    Winchester School of Art, Barcelona

    M.A. Degree Show, Winchester


    Fortune Fine Art, London


    The Orangery, London with Ron Henocq

    Four Women in Contemporary Art, Gallery 10


    Soho Poly Theatre Gallery, London


    Self Portrait Show, Cafe Gallery, London

    Secret Spaces in a Church, St Mary’s Church, London

    Woodlands Art Gallery, London


    Argile Gallery, London

    Fragments x 5, Morley Gallery, London

    The Square Gallery, London

    William Hobbayne Gallery, Ealing


    The Tavistock Centre, London

    Worcester Art Gallery with Phyllis Mahon

    Hill House Gallery, Alnwick

    Derby Art Gallery and Museum

    The Cowcross Project, Southwark Cathedral

    Fragments x5, Woodlands Art Gallery, London

    Christopher Hull Gallery, London

    Louise Hallett Gallery, London

    Sue Williams Gallery, London


    MM ARTS exhibiting at Chapman Wong, Skillion, Banque Paribas,Whinney MacKay Lewis Partnership, Glassmill Skillion, Trace Computers, Oscar Woollens Interiors, Art 91 Business Design Centre, Art 91 Olympia, Turtle Key Gallery, Whiteleys, the Circus Brighton, Monty Python Prominent Studios, The Economist, National Theatre, The Pumphouse Battersea Park, St Davids Hall Cardiff, Poetry Society, Collier Bristow


    Darlington Arts Centre

    Brewhouse Arts Centre, Taunton

    South London Art Gallery

    Myth, Dream, Landscape, Swiss Cottage Library Gallery

    Jablonski Gallery, London

    St Thomas Hospital, London


    The Minories, Colchester

    Cafe Gallery, London

    L’Escargot, London

    South London Open, South London Art Gallery

    River Gallery, London

    Cafe Gallery Drawing and Print Open, London


    New Paperworks, Art for Offices, London


    Cafe Gallery Christmas Open, London


    Nene College, Northampton

    Peterborough Art Gallery

    Adam Gallery, London

    Paintworks, London


    Derby Hall Arts Centre, Bury

    The Actors Institute Gallery, London

    Lady Lodge Arts Centre, Peterborough

    Bakehouse Gallery, London

    British Artists in Italy

    Open Studios, Cowcross Studios, London

    London Group Open Exhibition, Royal College of Art


    The Camden Annual, Camden Arts Centre, London


    Hand Paper making, London College of Printing

    The Whitechapel Open

    Reality and Imagination, Essendine Art Centre, London


    The Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges


    Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield


    Moira Kelly Fine Art, London

    Cleveland International Drawing Biennale


    Cyprus College of Art, British Council, Paphos/Nicosia


    Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy



    Sheffield City Art Galleries

    Lady Lodge Arts Centre, Peterborough

    The Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges

    Camden Picture Loan Scheme

    TVi Ltd

    Electra Management Services

    Sedgwick Group Properties Ltd

    St Marys College of Education

    Alnwick CE Aided First School Gallery

    Banque Paribas

    Whinney MacKay-Lewis Partnership

    The Towner Art Gallery Collection, Eastbourne

    Serco Ltd

    Paintings in Hospitals

    Private collections in Britain and India



    2003      Paintings in Hospitals

    1999/00 The Adamson Centre for Mental Health, St. Thomas' Hospital, London

    1996      Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

    1986      Maudsley Hospital, London



    1996      Jacob Mendelson Scholarship Award

    1993      London Arts Board

    1988      E. and W. Arts

    1986      Exhibition grants from GLA and E Arts

    1985      Southwark/GLA Artists Grant

    1984      Exhibition grant from NW and E Arts



    Interviews with the Artists, CV Publications 1993

    Women Artists Diary

    Artists and Illustrators Magazine

    Kunstbrucke catalogue, Berlin/London 1998

    Paintings in Hospitals, Artbridge 2  2003