Wirral based artist Lou Flood begins her paintings with multiple layers of colour. Lou then works with the ‘images’ revealed by using paint, pencil and collage to add richness to the painting. By continuing to respond to what she creates on the canvas Lou goes through a process of adding and subtracting elements gradually creating a balance that reflects her sensitivity to life around her. Often drawing from memory, Lou’s work brings together influences as mundane as her home and garden or from myth and legends within the books she reads.
For this series of paintings Lou’s process began by drawing her environment around her, both inside and outside her home, creating a rich surface of complex layers to respond to. Drawing blind and with multiple viewpoints Lou worked intuitively with memories from the past and present - recalling observations, smells, colours and textures to evoke a sense of place. More so to make sense of her place in the world.