Louise C. Fenne
Unraveller, oil on canvas, 70 cm by 55 cm, 2014
Christine with Lovebird No. 2, oil on canvas, 50 cm x 30 cm, 2015
I paint mainly portraits, still lifes, and interiors.
My inclination to paint is driven primarily by the desire to make a visual statement rather than an intellectual one. Consequently, my subjects tend only to be the means to a greater aesthetic end.
My paintings are observations made over time, in layers, that, I hope, finally result in a harmony, so that each work has its own life and speaks for itself.
I think my recent work has been inspired greatly by my having spent a year in Florence, Italy. Going back to the beginning, so to speak, and viewing the masterpieces of the Renaissance anew with the eyes of a more experienced painter have led to my desire to move beyond the strictly realistic.
About the Artist
Louise Camille Fenne was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1972, to a Danish father and an English mother. She grew up and went to school in both Denmark and England.
Intrigued by the possibility of studying traditional painting and drawing techniques, Louise C. Fenne studied drawing in Aix-en-Provence, France, and at The Glypotek in Copenhagen before enrolling in 1995 in The Florence Academy of Art, where she studied cast and figure drawing. In 1997, Louise C. Fenne moved to Amsterdam and, later, to Lucca, Italy, with the American painter Charles Weed, from whom she learned basic painting techniques needed to explored the medium on her own.
Since 1990, Louise C. Fenne has shared a studio with Charles Weed in Svendborg, Denmark, where the couple lives with their two children. From August 2012 to June 2013, the family spent the school year in Florence, Italy.
Louise C. Fenne’s work has been exhibited in England and Ireland and throughout Europe and the United States, including in the cities of Alexandria, Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; New York City; Providence, Rhode Island; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Louise C. Fenne’s paintings have been included in numerous group exhibitions, including, most recently, “Kamille Corry – Louise Fenne,” Ann Long Fine Art, Charleston, South Carolina; “Wall Flowers,” Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio; “Ovation,” Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio; and “Small Works 2014,” Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia.
Twice featured in American Art Collector, in April 2012 and November 2008, Louise C. Fenne’s work is included in Reinhard Fuch’s Women in Art, Volume 1, Masterpieces of Visual Art | The Great Female Artists from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era (2013), and Who’s Who in Visual Art, 32 Masters of Realistic Imagery 2012-2013, Art Domain Whois Verlag Leipzig.