Louise Mackenzie born in Zimbabwe. Trained as a Primary School Teacher. Always been interested in Arts & Crafts. From 1998 got involved in doing & teaching 3D decoupage- also known as paper porcelain. Louise took up oil painting using largely a pallet knife about 3 years ago. Enjoy painting from photos of places she has visited, particularly scenes with old buildings, cars or windmills in them and scenes of the Karoo. Has lived in Knysna since 2003.