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Louise McNaught

Louise McNaught

Greenwich (BA Hons Fine Art , 2012)

Louise McNaught completed her Fine Art Degree BSc (Hons) in 2012 at the University of Greenwich, and she has continued to work as a professional artist ever since, with international representation and also became a published Author in 2018. Her artwork has also been featured in art fairs in Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, Brussels and all over the UK.

Louise‘s creations feature nature and animals, where the animals are God-like, sublime and ethereal in their presence and depiction. McNaught's work is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance. When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also reflects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species. Her focus on endangered species has manifested in a book called 'Survival', which Louise created with worldwide publishers Big Picture Press in September 2018. The idea came from the Solo Show Louise was doing with George Thornton Gallery in 2016, also called 'Survival'. The book shows 20 endangered animals painted by McNaught, with facts about the animals plight and conservation efforts. 'Survival' is sponsored by the well-known charity Tusk.org with proceeds of the book going toward helping their cause.

 

By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status. Her animals are a medium for self-expression, as lack of context and background suspends the creatures in an internal or even numinous space, where they become a metaphor for the human condition and psyche. By drawing the viewers attention to the animals presence and energy, McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her.

"Her work presents a pleasant balance between traditional technique and new age spunk" The Quiet Lunch Magazine

15 × 15 × 5 cm
  • £250.00
15 × 5 × 15 cm
  • £250.00
60 × 60 × 0.1 cm
  • £250.00

Exhibitions

Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh Fri, 11/14/2014 to Sun, 11/16/2014
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Thu, 10/23/2014 to Sun, 10/26/2014
Affordable Art Fair Bristol Bristol Fri, 09/19/2014 to Sun, 09/21/2014
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London Thu, 06/12/2014 to Sun, 06/15/2014
Affordable Art Fair Singapore Singapore Fri, 05/23/2014 to Sun, 05/25/2014
Art For Youth London Wed, 11/20/2013 to Thu, 11/21/2013
Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh Fri, 11/15/2013 to Sun, 11/17/2013
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Thu, 10/17/2013 to Sun, 10/20/2013
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Thu, 10/17/2013 to Sun, 10/20/2013
Buy Art Fair Manchester Thu, 09/26/2013 to Sun, 09/29/2013
Memorabilia Leytonstone Thu, 07/04/2013 to Sat, 07/06/2013
Sunburn London Mon, 07/01/2013 to Sun, 07/07/2013
Supernatural Residency London Mon, 06/17/2013 to Sun, 07/28/2013
Grand Designs Live London Sat, 05/04/2013 to Sun, 05/12/2013
Affordable Art Fair Bristol Bristol Fri, 04/26/2013 to Sun, 04/28/2013
The Wing Project London Fri, 03/29/2013 to Sun, 03/31/2013
Objects of Desire London Fri, 11/23/2012 to Sun, 01/20/2013
The Quarterley London Tue, 11/20/2012
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead London Thu, 11/01/2012 to Sun, 11/04/2012
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Thu, 10/25/2012 to Sun, 10/28/2012
Making Connections London Wed, 10/10/2012 to Fri, 03/08/2013
Art For Youth London Wed, 10/10/2012 to Thu, 10/11/2012
Debut Contemporary London Mon, 09/24/2012 to Sun, 12/23/2012
Summer Exhibition Bristol Thu, 07/12/2012 to Tue, 09/11/2012
Projekt Degree Show London Wed, 07/04/2012 to Sat, 07/07/2012
Animals, Strangeness Leipzig Tue, 06/19/2012 to Wed, 09/19/2012
Affordable Art Fair Bristol Bristol Fri, 05/18/2012 to Sun, 05/20/2012
Grand Designs Live London Sat, 05/05/2012 to Sun, 05/13/2012
Art Haus London Thu, 05/03/2012 to Sat, 06/30/2012
Arty Magazine Brighton Tue, 05/01/2012 to Thu, 05/31/2012

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