Louisa McQ is a watercolor artist with a passion for illustration. Essentially self-taught, McQ has been painting since childhood. She studied for a year at The Art Institute of Chicago and finished her BA at Columbia College, graduating with a degree in Cinematography in 2005. She moved to Venice, CA shortly after to work as a camera assistant where she fell in love with the bohemian, beach lifestyle which has inspired much of her current work. McQ has won awards for her illustrations with the SCBWI and took Best of Show at the 2012 juried exhibit for the South Bay Watercolor Society.