is a life-long artist from Northern Minnesota who loves to draw and paint. And teach.
She works in graphite, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, draws and paints digitally — and often combines two mediums or more. She’s best known for her watercolor portraits, and paintings of people/figures, Minnesota’s white birch trees, and aspen.
Louise began drawing before age two using color crayon on the wall behind her parents’ sofa, creating colorful lines and shapes. After learning and working on her own, she began a formal study of design and watercolor under Edgar A. Whitney A.N.A., A.W.S., who is referred to as “The Grandfather of Watercolor.” She studied with Robert E. Wood, Cheng-Khee Chee, Frank Webb, and others. Louise has continued advanced study of design, painting, art history, and philosophy of classic and contemporary artists.
Her work has been featured in juried exhibitions and in publications. She created the cover art for Al Zdon’s three volumes of War Stories I, II, and III. She has worked as courtroom artist for television stations in Duluth and Minneapolis. Her people paintings, birch watercolor paintings, and her “Sauna Paintings” embellish the walls of homes and businesses in the United States and Finland. She teaches private lessons, small-group and large group classes and workshops to adults of all levels (beginning to advanced painters).
I am a shape-maker, entertainer, and symbol collector. ~ Edgar A. Whitney
Art is learned and I am a perennial student. ~ Louise Laakso Lundin
. . . for love of anything is the offspring of knowledge, love being more fervent in proportion as knowledge is more certain. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci