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Lou Davis

Lou Davis
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Lou is drawn to pattern, repetition and finding disorder and in the midst of regularity. Her work is often abstract, utilising a combination of geometric, linear and organic forms. Lou’s work is created in response to situations of global and local significance and she creates as a form of spiritual practice, using techniques of contemplative prayer and meditation as a source material. Lou is interested in the spirituality behind every day life and the rhythms that sustain us.

Lou Davis is an Edinburgh based printmaker and artist. She has exhibited drawings, prints and mixed media work throughout the UK. Since 2015 she has focused on printmaking, and in particular work in relief printing with lino and in screen printing. Lou studied printmaking at Leith School of Art, is a member at Edinburgh Printmakers and is currently studying for a PhD in theology through printmaking as a creative practice at the university of Glasgow.
Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 National Original Print Exhibition, London
2018 Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show
2018 Chaiya Arts Awards, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2017 World Turned Upside Down, St Edmund’s, Roundhay, Leeds
2017 Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show
2016 119th Exhibition of the Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2016 Colour Therapy, The Tide Art Gallery and Cafe, Portobello, Edinburgh
2016 Leith School of Art Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh
2016 Your Deeds Don’t Define You, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle
2014 Ash, 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield
2012 ADVENTurous, Left Bank, Leeds

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Illumination, Tubestation and Zeath Gallery, Polzeath
2014 The Well Cafe, Edinburgh


2018 Where is God in our 21st Century World?, Instant Apostle
2015 ‘Dreaming of God’, Connexion Magazine, Autumn 2015

Curatorial Projects

2014 (Re)Create: Made in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh Methodist Church Gallery
2012 We Stitch Angry, Amos Trust and Greenbelt Festival
2012 Two Cities Photography Exhibition, YMCA Edinburgh


2017-Current Phd Theology Through Creative Practice, University of Glasgow
2015-2016 Printmaking, Leith School of Art
Resonance, 3 colour reduction lino print
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  • Resonance, 3 colour reduction lino print
Grace, 5 colour reduction lino print
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  • Grace, 5 colour reduction lino print
Constraint, 3 colour reduction lino print
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  • Constraint, 3 colour reduction lino print
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  • Coin
  • Screenprinting
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  • Blessed
  • Screenprinting