LOUISE GAUTHIER
Painter

Though Louise has been working as a professional actor for the past 20 years, she has always maintained a connection to the visual arts. It always felt like a secret pleasure, not to be taken seriously, a safe escape. She currently lives and works in Corner Brook, Newfoundland where the landscapes have inspired her to want to spend more time learning and growing as a visual artist.

She studied at York University then Circle in the Square in New York and finally studied Clown with John Turner and Mike Kennard of “Mump and Smoot”, which was thrilling. The exploration of color and making of masks, which is part of discovering your clown, felt natural and drew her into the visual of art even more.


As an actor, Louise has performed all over the country with companies such as Magnus Theatre, Drayton Productions, Three Planks and a Passion of Nova Scotia, Cercle Moliere of Manitoba and National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Most recently, she performed in the world premiere of “Abu Ghraib Triptych” with the Alley Theatre Workshop and was involved in the creation and workshop of “Toronto the Good” written by Andrew Moodie. She has performed in several CBC radio dramas, playing a principal role in the radio series “The Morning Scoop”. Louise has taught Master classes at SWGC, focusing on yoga, movement, improvisation and of course Clown. She has worked as a theatre artist with Learning Through the Arts and is employed @ Theatre Newfoundland as a drama teacher.

Her work as a member of LAWN was recently exhibited at Eastern Edge Art Gallery in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

louisemariannegauthier@gmail.com