Louise McNaught is an exciting emerging artist who creates iconic and powerful imagery to represent the natural world, executed with a contemporary potency whilst retaining a traditional technique.
Her creations feature nature, animals, and the celestial realm in glorious, blazing neon hues, where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence.
Not wishing to limit herself or her subject matter, McNaught implements a mixed-media approach, which usually manifests in painted-drawings on traditional and sometimes unusual supports, such as celestial maps.
Her ethereal style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and humanity, a sharp commentary about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance.
By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status with the neon paint making them look as though they have their own inner light and are literally shining from within.
Just as we use highlighter pens to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent paint. By drawing the viewer’s attention to the animal’s 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)
McNaughts’s unique dichotomy between the contemporary and traditional within her work has garnered much attention from Galleries throughout Europe and she is internationally represented at Art Fair