AN ARTIST artist inspired by the local landscape is showcasing her work in Gourock.

Louise Carr, 32, studied fine art at Glasgow Metropolitan College and combines her own work with teaching children.

She was delighted to get the opportunity to display her artwork at the pop-up shop in Kempock Street.

Portonian Louise, who now lives in Greenock, said: "I thought this would be a cool way to share my work.

"It's great to see my pictures together as part of a collection instead of lying about in piles in my house.

"My work is quite dark - gloomy landscapes which reflect the local landscape.

"I am also inspired by mental health which can also be very dark but I try to make it beautiful.

"I am an artist and freelance art tutor with Rig Arts and I teach kids with mental health challenges at arts and mind classes."

Louise uses pen with paint, acrylic, Gouache paint, charcoal, wax and wire.

Her distinctive style also includes works depicting shipbuilding cranes and bridges in New York.

Some of Louise's paintings were based on a project she did with her friend Jeanette Sultan on the life of Lady Margaret Crawford of Newark Castle.

Louise said: "We looked at her life and how she was abused by her husband and she was affected by this until she escaped."

Louise has previously exhibited at Finlaystone Country Estate.

You can check out her collection at the Gourock pop-up shop until 4.30pm tomorrow.