July Open Studios
Louise Venning (formerly Louise Lattimore) is a Cambridge, UK based accomplished artist in the field of Art, Visual Effects and Photography. Having graduated from Ravensbourne where she studied Graphic Design, she then went on to graduate with a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art.
Since taking some time away from the visual effects industry, Louise has concentrated her artistic flair on painting and experimenting with acrylics, resin and mixed media. She has sold paintings at the prestigious Affordable Art Fairs in Hampstead and Battersea and has pieces held at Daryl Nantais Gallery in Linton, Cambridge.
While attending the RCA she worked with graphic designers Vaughan Oliver (RIP), Chris Bigg and v23 creating both print design and a video installation for 'This Rimy River - Graphic Works 1988 - 94' exhibition held at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles in 1994.
Her artistic interests in motion design and vfx then took her into the area of Digital Visual Effects. Initially with a desire to create music promos, and then on to doing post production for commercials and ultimately movies.
Louise was part of the digital compositing team that helped create ground breaking and award winning vfx for films such as 'Black Hawk Down', Harry Potter 2' and then went on to win the Oscar for 'Best VFX in a Motion Picture', for their work on the Ridley Scott directed film 'Gladiator'. The first Oscar for VFX to be awarded to a company outside of the U.S.
Recently, Louise has broadened her artistic talents after being asked to team up with sculptor and cartoonist Annie Tempest. They will be entering an artistic partnership and will create a body of work together - Annie sculpting and Louise using her amazing colour sense to create resin forms using experimental techniques. These works will be under the collective name 'Tempest&Venning'. Exciting times.
Their first collaboration will be exhibited in Annie Tempest's exhibition June 24th - July 1st, 533 King's Road, Chelsea, London.