Diving birds, Mokulito print, 60 cm x 40 cm
Diving birds, Mokulito print, 60 cm x 40 cm

Louise Scammell

Louise is a Printmaker based in South Devon and has her own printmaking studio at home in South Brent.

Her work focuses on the marine environment, both above and below the surface, a place where she spends as much time as she can. 

Louise is a keen free diver and during the last few years has been drawing underwater using a waterproof sketch pad. She finds the act of diving an intense experience, the light and colour changing in a moment. She loves the anticipation of capturing something shimmering, unknown, fleeting.

Louise has found there are a number of challenges to be faced when working underwater, not least the unpredictability of the weather! Her partner is a fisherman and is able to take her to more remote areas where the conditions are sometimes more favourable for diving. 

Her field sketches are translated into limited edition Artists Prints. She subsequently uses techniques including lithography, linocut, etching or monotype.

Louise has exhibited her work locally, nationally and internationally. She is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. She teaches at Dartington Print Workshop and runs courses throughout the year.