My Story

I have loved drawing since I was a child.  I would draw everything: people, places, and things.  It was magical to begin with a blank sheet of paper and to bring a design to life. In the last 13 years, I have moved from drawing on paper to painting on canvas and the walls of homes and businesses.

‚ÄčI began my art business, Murals by Louise, after watching HGTV and seeing murals done in people's homes.  I wanted those murals in my home, so I began covering up the white walls of my house with colorful works of art.  After a friend found out about my work and called the local newspaper, I found myself on the front page of the Lifestyle section of the Akron Beacon Journal.  From there, I began receiving calls to paint murals in other people's homes.  I even got in contact with a local interior designer and found myself doing artwork for Akron native LeBron James. Since then, I have expanded the services I provide to more than just painting murals on walls.  Among other services, I now work on detailed portraits, design banners and prayer cards, and draw live caricatures at events.  Over the years, I have provided services for many clients including churches, businesses, event planners, and homeowners.

Whether it is a small painting or an entire room of murals, I begin with something that is an inspiration for me or my client.   From there, I create a design that tells a story.  To me, the designing -- the creating of a story -- is my favorite part.  From there, I love adding color and using shading and highlighting to maximize the depth you can perceive on a two-dimensional surface.  When my work of art is completed, I hope to have others pause in time, and feel, for just a moment, what has been created.