Louise Limb is an artist, illustrator, writer and photographer known mainly for her work with motorcycles, bikers and biking culture.
Born in Belfast in 1960. Louise graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art from Leeds University in 1982 and later in 2008 an MA in Printmaking (with Distinction) from Leeds Metropolitan University. Louise has been illustrating for Back Street Heroes, the European custom bike magazine since it was launched in 1983. She has a particular fondness for old bikes, cars and almost anything with hot rod in its name and has been known on occasion to produce ‘proper art’.
As well as her regular contributions to BSH and Classic Land Rover, Louise also works currently for Land Rover World and 4x4 Magazine as a photographer and writer as well as the odd illustration. Look out on this site for the lavishly illustrated maps she has drawn for these magazines.
Louise has also illustrated two of Jim Fogg's books, two of Ian Mutch’s hugely entertaining travel books and three of Allan Lowson’s anthologies of his short stories. In John Carroll's definitive guide to the Harley Davidson 45 and Carroll's 'Inside Harley Davidson', she was given the unenviable brief of drawing everything from the oil system to big twin valve springs using her favourite tool, the Rotring pen.
Louise has always been a natural illustrator and passionately records the minutiae of everyday life and landscape on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales where she now lives.
Here on the website you will be the first to see Louise Limb’s new artworks as the site updates and have the opportunity to buy signed prints and enough postcards, greetings cards and calendars to fulfil all your stationery needs.