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Louisa Longstaff-Scales

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm; Sun, 10am – 4pm

The Old School Gallery

Norfolk-based Louisa Longstaff-Scales' breathtaking paintings beautifully capture the essence of the Northumberland sky and coastline.

Having graduated from Winchester School of Art with a focus on fine art and painting, Longstaff-Scales has made a name for herself in the art world. Her remarkable work has been displayed at renowned institutions such as the Royal Society of British Artists and The Royal Academy. It comes as no surprise that her paintings have found homes in private collections both in the UK and abroad.

Longstaff-Scales’ art is deeply rooted in her personal experiences and serves as a medium for exploring narratives and storytelling within the context of the landscape. Some of her paintings depict specific places and moments, while others amalgamate various landscapes, forming a visual journey across both land and memory. Themes such as the passage of time, the boundless potential of consciousness, and human behaviour are skilfully examined in her work.

As she creates her art, Longstaff-Scales finds solace in seeking the familiar and then pushing beyond its boundaries. The process of painting becomes as significant as the ideas that inspire it. Each painting and its accompanying title resemble small poems, drawing inspiration from fleeting moments, personal interpretations, and our mortal response to the vastness of the world.

Selected works

Louisa Longstaff-Scales, 'When I Spoke to the Stars'

Louisa Longstaff-Scales, 'I Held My Breath and the Sea Held My Hand'