Simone Louise is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
She works with watercolours, ink, local pigment and acrylic to explore the world's complexities.
Her portraits are as steeped in symbolism as they are cryptic; playing with themes such as the lifelong journey of the inner child and the search for a sense of identity through reflection in a subject’s environment and culture.
Femininity and highly expressive line are a signature of Simone's work.
Inspired by the Big-eyed portrait artists of the 1960s, (Margaret Keane, Jean Maio and Eden), the expressive doe-eyes of these harlequins and waifs and pastel themes echo throughout her paintings.