“My inspiration comes exclusively from the natural world, and most enjoy capturing animal expression and behaviour.”
I am originally from Gloucestershire, in the UK, but now live in Helsinki Finland with my Finnish husband. However, I sell paintings all over the world, and regularly take paintings to England for exhibition.
My favoured mediums are oil, pastel and graphite pencil.
I take commission work for both domestic animals, and wildlife. For equestrian and pet portraits, I encourage clients to provide reference photographs which provide clarity, and show the true character of their animal. Something only the owner perhaps would recognise. This leads to a more pleasing, and special portrait.
Between commissions, I work on my own projects, using my own reference photographs, which include images from a recent trip to Tanzania, East Africa, and obseverving European brown bears on the Finnish Russian border.
If you would like to see more of my work please visit my site www.louisecharles-saarikoski.com, and if you would like to be kept up-to-date with current projects and exhibitions, please subscribe to my email newsletter http://louisecharles-saarikoski.com/email-newsletter