Louise De Masi
A beautiful addiction!
I'm a professional artist who is smitten with painting in watercolour. 'Smitten', 'crazy about', 'enchanted by', you name it, watercolour is what I live and breathe. Just like music has the power to lift your mood, I believe good quality art can do exactly the same thing. I'm on a mission to fill this world with gorgeous art that makes you smile every time you look at it. If you love beautiful, light-filled, happy paintings then you are in the right place.
I live in Australia in a beautiful home that my husband built. It sits on 25 gorgeous acres right next to state forest. The birds and other wildlife that visit our property are an endless source of pleasure for me. After a quick stretch, the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is look out my bedroom window. I often see kangaroos grazing on the grass, and I always hear hundreds of birds in the eucalyptus trees. I never take for granted how fortunate I am to live in such a beautiful place and how lucky I am to spend my days pursuing my passion.
I am at peace around nature. I am also at peace in my studio when I have my paintbrushes and paints around me. Painting gets me up out of bed in the morning and it keeps me up late at night. It is my one true passion in life. How grateful I am to be able to spend my life doing what I love. My work is a reflection of all of the things I love. I am drawn to light and shadow and beautiful textures. I love colour, both soft and bold, and I pursue simplicity. All of which, I try to convey in my work.
I've been painting on and off for 20 years now but I didn't start working in watercolour until 2011 and at that time I was also working as a school teacher. I gave up teaching in 2014 and decided to work on my painting career full time. Since then, I've co-authored a watercolour painting instruction book titled 'The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor' , I've had some of my work licensed both here in Australia and in the US and I started teaching online watercolour classes on both Skillshare and Patreon. I am enjoying the journey.