Louise Anne (LA) Marler is an artist, designer and photographer. She also is available for commissioned work, consulting, speaking and she teaching workshops like the ones offered at Santa Monica College.
Louise is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. With years of on-the-job-training, she has continued her art and design education at Santa Monica College. LA photography and print workshops have added to the progression of her work. She blends traditional printmaking and photography, with inventive techniques and advancing technologies.
As Part Owner of New Era Printing, she provided commercial graphics and printing for 20 years. She is meticulous about papers, inks and color in all prints made of her work and other’s. Committed to being a master printer as well as a life-long environmentalist, in 1996, she was featured by Micro Publishing News, as “Santa Monica Printer Blends Ecology and Technology.” Louise was the first Commercial Printer to introduce soy-based inks with tree-free and recycled papers in Santa Monica in 1995.
With her fine photography series of junkyard cars, “Oil Is History,” she created a national grassroots campaign to educate the public on new energy automobiles, alternative transportation and benefits of bicycling. “Love the concept of ‘Oil is History’ and your photography,” commented Shepard Fairey.
In keeping with her environmental philosophy, hand-powered manual typewriters fit her artistic sensibilities. Creating “TypOwriters” pop art of the antiquated machines is another her artistic statements. TypeIns promote abandoning our dependence on modern technology by returning to manpowered expression, if just for a while. She produces Type-Ins for the public to fully experience and celebrate typewriters!
Marler’s artwork is exhibited nationally in galleries and seen in film and prime time TV shows on major networks: HBOs Newsroom, Perception, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Two and a Half Men, Reba, Bernie Mac, Rules of Engagement, Ironside, Walk of Shame, Game Shakers, and A to Z. Films include: Friends with Benefits, Henry Danger and The Typewriter in the 21st Century, in which she is included.