Louise Isackson | visual artist based in Australia.



Louise is a Brisbane painter whose work explores the elusive qualities of nature; the vivid, the visceral, the vibrant, the radiant and the spiritual. Her recent works capture the alluring notion of change and the dreamy aspects of skies, clouds and seascapes. Louise studied Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art in the 90’s, and exhibited her work locally and nationally. She has recently completed her Masters in Creative Industries at QUT and has sustained a successful career as a graphic/web designer in advertising and digital media. By exchanging the mouse for a brush, Louise returns to her first love of painting.

Louise’s paintings encompass an expressive style, and her preferred medium is oil on canvas or linen, with elements of mixed media. Her work is a reflection of her joy and love for paint. Her most recent series of paintings are entitled ‘On the Cloud’ and depict the evolving changes of mood and dramatic moments in cloud formations. “This theme also has some humour as it may signify my transition from the digital world to the tactile world of paint on canvas”.

My process is to work up the paint by layering and resurfacing to explore subtle nuances in colour and tone - diving into the risks involved in the physical act of painting itself, and the surprise of what paint can do, experimenting with moods I can create. I’m always thrilled by the interchange of colour, the revealing and concealing - it’s a joyful process that renews an image every time

Charcoal drawings on Paper - series of New York City

Her art is influenced by expressive emotive colour.

Many subjects are explored in her artwork, but she is predominantly focused on the emotional content, and endless aesthetics of the human form, and inspired by elements of beauty found in nature.

Her current series of images are exploring 'Intimacy', 'Touch', and 'Human Connection'. These pieces are featured in the upcoming House Concert, presented by The 'I Heart Songwriting Club' songwriting group.

You will find collections of art produced both from past exhibitions and present collections.
Original works are available plus limited edition prints. 

Louise Isackson is a Brisbane-based artist inspired by figurative image making. Have a look around the website with a collections dating back over the past 20 years. Enjoy the art, please join the mailing list for details of upcoming events and shows! 

Featured in the galleries section of the website are several series of artworks produced over the years. Currently, my art is about human touch, connection and intimacy. 


Colour is such an alluring fascination in my art practise and always offers endless possibilities! Sometimes I have to force myself back to colour in order to refine my compositions. Drawing is an important study, especially drawing the human figure. These drawing create a point of reference that drives much of my art practise.
— Louise Isackson