Artist of the month

Faringdon Town Council is pleased to have Louise Russell as May’s Artist of the month.

Louise has been taking photographs for many years and has enjoyed using film cameras, digital cameras and her iPhone.

It’s fair to say that photography is a passion of hers, and something she just cannot get enough of. Being a busy working wife and mother means it’s not always easy finding the time to take photographs. Trying her hand at all areas of photography, Louise particularly enjoys macro, flower and nature photography. You may have seen her in our local meadows photographing butterflies, bees and beetles.

Louise has had work published in Cotswold Life magazine, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Members magazine and the Swindon Advertiser. In 2017 one of her photos was chosen from over 11,000 images submitted to feature in a book published to raise money for Children in Need. The book features over 300 pictures selected by professional photographer Rankin. In 2018 two of her wildlife photography images were selected by National Garden Gift Vouchers to be used in their gift card range. Louise has also had her work exhibited at a top London Photography store as part of a national exhibition.

Recently, Louise decided to take the leap into the handmade market and use her photos to create unique greeting cards, mounted photos and framed photos that are just perfect for giving as gifts. Her square cards are designed to be framed brightening any room.

If you would like to see more of Louise’s images, then please visit her Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Visit the Information Centre in the Pump House during May to see Louise’s work, open 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday and 9:30 am to 1 pm on Saturdays.

If you would like to exhibit your work please contact the Information Centre on 01367 240281 or email