Louise Lawton

Going Nowhere
Louise Lawton
Louise Lawton

Louise Lawton was born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands in 1979.  She graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with a BA Hons in painting in 2001. Having also studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti Carrara, she subsequently located her studio in Tuscany for a further five years before returning to her place of birth.

During this time Louise has continued to exhibit internationally in solo and group shows in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Chicago and Zurich. She has taken on some prestigious commissions for clients such as the well-known property developers Candy and Candy, oil traders, Mercuria and the President of Impressionism at Christies New York.

Renowned for her stark monochrome paintings of figures and crowd formations seen from high-up perspectives, her work is made on boards with a beautifully prepared gesso ground and then drawn onto using compressed charcoal.

Photographic in appearance, there is an abundance of white space where the detailed figures are denied any identity with their environment; they are singled out of a rush-hour crowd and placed on an empty stage.  Influenced by the works of Samuel Becket, in particular ‘Waiting for Godot’ these figures are often depicted moving in circles, endlessly waiting, ultimately going nowhere. This is in stark contrast to some of her more intricate cityscapes of New York and London. In these, space is scarce and the individuals are unidentifiable. When seen alongside each other, these two works provide a poignant depiction of the individual within a metropolis.

She joined Quantum Contemporary Art in 2016, since when we have shown her work in London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Prices for Louise’s artwork start from £900.

Over the Line

Over the Line

Over the Line
  • Charcoal and gesso on board
  • 14 x 12 ins (35 x 30 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Over the Line
Over the Line
Into the Light

Into the Light

Into the Light
  • Charcoal and gesso on board
  • 22 x 22 ins (55 x 55 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Into the Light
Into the Light
New York, New York I

New York, New York I

New York, New York I
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 28 x 28 ins (70 x 70 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
New York, New York I
New York, New York I
New York, New York II

New York, New York II

New York, New York II
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (55 x 55 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
New York, New York II
New York, New York II
Days Like These IV

Days Like These II

Days Like These II
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 28 x 28 ins (70 x 70 cm)
  • Please enquire
Days Like These II
Days Like These II
Trafalgar Square V

Trafalgar Square V

Trafalgar Square V
    • Oil on gesso panel
    • 40 x 40 ins (100 x 100 cm)
    • £ Please enquire
Trafalgar Square V
Trafalgar Square V
Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Going Nowhere
Going Nowhere
Kings Road 10

Kings Road 10

Kings Road 10
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Kings Road 10
Kings Road 10
Kings Road 11

Kings Road 11

Kings Road 11
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Kings Road 11
Kings Road 11
Pairs II

Pairs II

Pairs II
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 28 x 28 ins (70 x 70 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Pairs II
Pairs II
London, Tower 42

London, Tower 42

London, Tower 42
  • Charcoal and gesso on board
  • 36 x 28 ins (92 x 72 cm)
  • £ SOLD
London, Tower 42
London, Tower 42
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square
  • Charcoal and gesso on board
  • 12 x 12 ins (30 x 30 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
New York, Broadway

New York, Broadway

New York, Broadway
  • Charcoal and gesso on board
  • 28 x 28 ins (70 x 70 cm)
  • £ SOLD
New York, Broadway
New York, Broadway
New York, Broadway

Times Square V

Times Square V
  • Charcoal and gesso on board
  • 28 x 9 ins (70 x 23 cm)
  • £ SOLD
New York, Broadway
New York, Broadway
Days Like These III

Days Like These III

Days Like These III
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 12 x 18 ins ( 30 x 45 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Days Like These III
Days Like These III
Timelessness

Timelessness

Timelessness
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Timelessness
Timelessness