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By Louise Regan


Original artworks

Carved stone - Ancaster, except the Knight which is Lepine

King & Queen: H: 20cm x W: 12cm x D:  14cm approx

Knight: H: 27cm x W: 12cm

Bishop: H: 20cm x W: 12cm

Marauder: H: 20cm x W: 12cm

£475 each

There is more work of Louise's on her new website - details below.

Pricing through this gallery is identical, for the same work, as it is direct from the artist.


Louise's 2023 new range is inspired by the 12th-century Lewis chessmen (Scottish Gaelic: Fir-thàilisg Leòdhais), or Uig chessmen, who are named after the island, or the bay, where they were found, although they are thought to have originated in Norway. Discovered in 1831 on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, they form one of the few complete medieval chess sets and were carved, originally, out of walrus ivory.


Louise has referenced the original details but given them her own distinctive treatment and carved them, individually, out of ancaster or lepine stone. Her figures are solid, almost cuboid in some cases, and include gold painted details. She has completed five pieces - King, Queen, Bishop, Knight and Marauder. 


A charming gouache painting of each figure accompanies them - each painting is framed and is £230. They measure H: 26cm x W:22cm each.


    Louise is an established and versatile artist, stonemason and illustrator based in North Oxfordshire. Her highly intricate pieces are, predominantly, based on architectural form.

    Thanks to her fascination with architecture, it seemed the logical choice that, having come to the decision to return to education, stonemasonry would be the chosen subject. As of sumemr 2023, she has completed her level 1 and 2 stonemasonry qualifications and is currently enrolled on level 3.


    Already, her work is being noticed and sought out. She had one of her stone sculptures accepted for the Worshipful Company of Masons’ annual exhibition while a first-year student and has had three accepted for the 2023 show.


    Louise was also selected as a craftsperson, and is currently (summer and autumn 2023) filming for the BBC’s Make it at Market where her stone carving skills are being further honed and channelled. This second series will air over the winter. We are pleased to be helping her on her way by being the first gallery to exhibit her work and show it as a coherent 'set'.


    Meanwhile, she has also been commissioned to illustrate a book of poetry by performance poet Heather Wastie and also illustrated and formatted a book of comical recipes, written by folk singer the late Judy Dyble.


    Louise’s architectural paintings, and their unique style, fascinate and engage – from her highly original portraits of private houses, to her architectural studies of villages, towns and cities; her most challenging being an architectural study of Tokyo, commissioned as a gift for a Paralympian, competing for Team GB.


    Her 2023-launched website:

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