Louise Arnold is a painter with a background in Landscape Architecture. She works both en plein air and from photographs, painting in landscapes with which she has great familiarity. Her subject matter ranges from mountains and streams to barns, abandoned farm machinery and cars, which are prevalent features in many of the landscapes that she paints. Louise is interested in capturing the character or spirit of specific places, and in exploring how the qualities of those places affect her as an artist working in them. The paintings that result have evolved from this exploration and engagement.