That her art should be emotionally engaging and physically beautiful is key to Louise’s approach to sculpture. She endeavours to evoke a sense of presence and life in her work. She is drawn to the three-dimensionality of sculpture after making a serious study of dance, art therapy and of vocal performance.
Louise first trained in Fine Arts at Vancouver Community College, before studying in Italy with the University of Georgia, and receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto. She has travelled to England, Italy and the United States to take classes in sculpture and has studied forensic reconstruction under Karen T. Taylor.
Currently, Louise works on her own artistic practice and commissioned pieces. Her bronze portrait bust and statue of Pope John Paul II can be seen at the John Paul II Papal Centre in Vancouver. Her work can be found in private collections in Canada, the U.S., England, and Australia.
Louise has taught clay sculpting to all ages, both expressive and classical styles. Currently, she teaches workshops from her studio and as a guest artist in classrooms and community centres. In the Sculptors’ Society of BC she has held the titles of secretary, treasurer and vice president over the years.
Louise Solecki Weir