A native of Liverpool, England, at age 12, Louise and her family immigrated to the United States and settled in New Jersey. After Graduating from Rowan College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, she embarked on a successful 26-year career in journalism and publishing.
In 2001, following her heart and lifelong desire, Hafesh began to study oil painting with several of the finest contemporary artists, including Frank Arcuri, John P. Osborne, David Leffel, among others, at The Art Student’s League, NYC; the Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ; Grand Central Academy of Art, NYC.
Today, an award-winning, contemporary realist painter and instructor, Louise’s work has been featured in major one-woman and group shows, including at the National Arts Gallery, New York City, Bergen PAC, and the Women Painting Women exhibit. Her paintings are in numerous private collections and foundations, have been featured in national and international publications, including in the June 2008, March 2017 and October 2021 issues of The Artist's Magazine, "ARC's International Realism 14th Edition, and graced the cover of a Vivaldi CD entitled, "Venetian Dreams." She has conducted workshops at the Montclair Art Museum and the JCC on the Palisades and at her Dumont NJ studio.
GALLERY REPRESENTATION: Artist Frame Gallery, Verona, NJ; Design Domaine Gallery, Spring Lake, NJ;