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I trace out the furniture and scenes around me. The dusty chest of drawers in Florence, my spectacles, thyroxine and water always on the nightstand, that diorama like hotel room full of promises and lies, the ghostly figure in my childhood bedroom, Kitty opening the

Unexpected change shoves you through an unknown doorway and seals the edges forever shut. I spent my first months living close to that doorway, scratching my nails until they bled, trying to get back through. Begging to return home to myself, wondering what hellish monster pushed

A few new prints are now in my shop from my new ongoing series Body and Feelings. These are paintings based on things I have been personally experiencing and studying within my body. To start with, anxiety, grief and an ode to the menstrual cycle. (All images ©LOUISE ANDROLIA

I am now offering portrait commissions. I will happily paint you, your lover, your friend, your pet, your child, your hero.. See here for more details and view some recent completions below!

The right direction is the one where you believe in your self. Not the self that someone else told you to believe in. The one that you are uncovering daily. No not the direction that the psychic or healer or friend or article told you to go in. Not

I felt so lucky to be a part of the Women's March in LA yesterday. This was not an angry protest - 750k people showed up and walked together peacefully with hope. Leaving Downtown a few hours later I watched with a bursting heart as the

The trend to be 'authentic' has lead to us wearing more masks than ever before. Getting uncomfortable with your own reality is hard. It is easy to run head first in the other direction. We spend a lot of time running away from ourselves. It may seem better

In recent weeks we have woken up to the truth and to reality. And with that we have the opportunity to stop being silent. Silence, avoidance and bypassing are privileges that only some people are lucky enough to have. And if we stay in that bubble then

I'm currently working on a series of painted women, and some feelings. I was studying BA Painting at Chelsea College of Art in 2002 before I had to leave the course early due to illness. It feels good to come full circle back to my original

A couple of years ago I was sitting at the dining table and my dear friend said to me. "One of the things that I really like about you is that generally you think quite positive, but you are always the first person to say how

You may have noticed that I have taken my old blog posts down. As someone in the self help field I believe in responsibility of what I share with you guys. As I have navigated through a life changing year there have been many eye opening