Brisbane creative Louise Owen will unveil her first 3D art exhibition, Mon Amour, at an exclusive launch event hosted by historic Hanworth House, East Brisbane on Thursday, June 21 at 6pm.
There, the talented, original artist will showcase the inspirational global ideas behind her designs for Mon Amour (“my love” in French) from her beloved worlds of art, fashion, architecture and history.
Louise’s art showcases strong, feminine shapes and forms, using pops of colour and silhouettes.
Her innovative multimedia pieces utilise textured oil paints, jewels and materials. Each intricate original painting takes the artist two-to-three months to complete – up to 100 hours’ work. Some pieces can even take four – five months to complete and 150 hrs of work.
The lifelong artist pays joyful homage to classic bygone fashion eras, using vivid textures, paints, colours and lines to tell a story.
“I don’t categorise myself as an artist per se,” Louise says, “I’m a creative, an imaginator (yes, I know that’s a made-up word), a fashionista, a colourist, a texturist, a mother of two and a wife to my best friend.”
While she calls Brisbane home, Louise’s family relocated to the river city from Roma, western Queensland, when she was young. Armed with five degrees and a background in the medical industry, art was her true calling.
“My deeply, ingrained love of art and fashion was inspired by a childhood spent growing up in my mother’s drapery store, creating and designing my own fashion,” she says.
The artist paints under the moniker “elaurante” – which is a meld of her maiden name and a tribute to her late, younger sister.
For each original creation, she has also made two limited-edition replicas – one on float-mounted, fine cotton rag and one on metal-mount ultra-gloss. Visit elaurante.com.
The Mon Amour collection will be open to the public on Friday 22 June from 2pm – 4pm and on Saturday 23 June from 4pm – 6pm at Hanworth House, 109 Lytton Road, East Brisbane (access via Hanworth Street).