Louisa Jones’ etchings are inspired by the natural world and her curiosity about what lies beneath the surface: energy, shapes, forms, colours and layers. She explores the mysterious places that are beyond our visual plain; the depths of the sea, the roots of the earth, outer space and the continuous cycle of energy which connects them all.
Louisa’s work is characterized by her playful use of colour and detail, and also her desire to capture hidden human emotions in her exploration of the vast and unknown. Etching is an intaglio process where the image is incised into the zinc plate, and the incised line or sunken area holds the ink. The etching process is therefore also about surface, and layers, and in this way – reflects the subject matter. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2006 she has created bespoke illustrations for Vogue, Tatler, The Spectator, Paul Smith and her work is now in the Collection of the V&A. She has also worked on a variety of other private commissions – children’s clothing designs, maps and wedding/ party invitations.