A talented painter and sculptor, Louise Tivoli was born in the small town of Omurtag within the Targovishte Province of Bulgaria. Raised by her mother, a homemaker, and her father, a farmer, Louise grew up with six siblings in a small house nestled in the countryside. Despite early mornings and long days helping her mother in their home, Louise always found time for her interests, using the long grasses, wildflowers, and branches outside to create sculptural representations of her idyllic rural life.
After completing secondary school, Louise worked part time jobs in cafes and local shops to save money for a formal education. With help from her family, she trained at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, taking classes in art theory, art history, and classical techniques. During her time in university, she studied under some of her country's greatest artists, learning as much as she could from them while working to find balance between her new life and her childhood influences.
Upon graduation, Louise moved into a small flat in the heart of Sofia where she continues to practice her craft. While more refined than her early efforts, her sculptural work still incorporates many natural elements. She prefers to make her own paints, using compounds found in nature to create a truly realistic color palate.
Louise's work is evocative of the great outdoors, featuring feminine, ephemeral designs reminiscent of her rural childhood. She favors large, wide strokes and muted colors, using floral patterns and other natural imagery to recreate the world she grew up in.
"My life was wonderful, even if I didn't get to enjoy many modern luxuries," Louise explains. "I think my work shows this. Simple and candid, just like me. When people buy my designs, I want them to be reminded of a humbler time and the beauty of the natural world."