Social Justice Thru The Arts

“I consider one’s art an extension of one’s life. My work, whether painting, drawing, writing, gardening, or performing is a visual or written translation of my life,  feelings, people I have encountered, places I have been, and things I have seen.”

Louise Cutler’s latest paintings combine her love of gardening and fashion design. She studied fashion design at the International Academy of Merchandise and Design in Chicago and graduated with a tailoring certificate from Dunbar Vocational High School. Drawing has always come naturally to her; as a child, she drew continually. In grade school, her desks were often filled with pencil and crayon drawings of homes, cars, playgrounds, and people. She loved making images using clay and would often create an entire world. Her imagination was her way of escaping some of the harsh realities of life while growing up in the early sixties in urban America.

“Even as a child, I knew art would forever be a part of my life.”