Louise Moore is a local painter and writer. Her work usually focuses on children and their place in the world. She is interested in children’s feelings of aloneness and relationship to their environment. Some of her work is inspired by photographs and childhood memories, particularly memories related to the culture and ritual of her childhood exposure to Catholicism.
She is also inspired by the local landscape, the view of the bay, the west shore and the sky visible from her house. Her portrait of Tom Thomson as a child titled The Shape of Things to Come was accepted in the permanent collection of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery where she had a solo exhibition in 2006.
Her historical rendition of the Children’s Aid Society of the County of Grey titled From Orphanage to Purple Ribbon is on display in the lobby of the new building of the now merged Child and Family Services of Grey Bruce.
Louise Moore’s work has also been shown in Montreal and Toronto and can be found in many private collections. Her work can be seen at the Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton, ON.