Louise Hale was born and raised in Verdun, a French neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec. At sixteen she joined the Shrine Circus, where for seven years she performed with and cared for the elephants. Louise is self taught. He love of nature and animals is often the subject of her stained glass windows. In her work she also reflects her rural surroundings and the tobacco culture in which she participates.
Much of Louise's work is characterized by her natural, intuitive sense of colour and composition. This, combined with intensive use of lead binder around minute pieces of glass, produce great detail and vibrancy in her windows. Her work truly becomes a "painting in glass".
Louise's windows are in many collections in Canada,the United States, and Europe. She now lives with her husband, two cats and two dogs in an 1840 farm house in Norfolk county, Ontario.