Louise Balaam is known for her dynamic landscapes representing the wilder areas of the British Isles - moorlands, marshes, and the rocky coastal areas of Cornwall, Pembrokeshire and the North-West Highlands of Scotland. 

Her work is concerned with an emotional response to the elemental opposition of land and sky, and the quality of light in the landscape.

Balaam is a member of the NEAC and the RWA.  Her work is in many private collections in the UK and internationally, and has been shown in a number of open submission exhibitions, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Threadneedle Prize and the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.

Studio Shots

Head of Painting, The New School of Art
Academician of the Royal West of England Academy
Member of the New English Art Club


2007  MA Fine Art, Christchurch University College, Canterbury
2002 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 'The Colour of Light', Cadogan Contemporary, London
2014 John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire


Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 RWA Annual Exhibition, Bristol (work exhibited since 2004)
2016 Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London
2014 Royal Academy Summer Show, London (also in 2013, 2009-2011)

Threadneedle Prize Exhibition, London 


Royal Society of British Artists, London 


 Contemporary Work on Paper Fair, Royal Academy, London 


2010 Odin Trust Prize, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2007 Highly Commended, Chichester Open Art Exhibition