About me and my art journey
Hello my name is Lou Whittingham, I live in Shropshire I'm very lucky to have the most wonderful countryside around me to inspire me with my work.
I started drawing for the first time since childhood in 2009 when my disabilities really took hold and started to change my life, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and a little later with cervical spondylitis. I needed an outlet something to do to fill the gaps of things I used to do. Slowly the ability to draw in fine detail also started to fade, as did other things I enjoyed but not to be deterred I decided to follow in my father and grandfathers footsteps and pick up the paint brush.
My late father was one of the other driving factors behind my art, I wanted to do what he never would and put my art on show. He was a brilliant artist but suffered terribly from that inner critic and never thought his work was any good. I will be having an exhibition this year (2019)
My style is Abstract it allows me to paint so many different genres. It not only fills my time but allows me to relax and forget everything associated with my disabilities. Art is a wonderful therapeutic past time.
My artist influences from the past Turner Monet & Wassily Kandinsky and current artists Tara Leaver (www.taraleaver.com) Pete Monaghan (www.petemonaghan.com) RenateMigas (http://www.renatemigas.de)