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….
Louise McNaught‘s 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, Louise McNaught has a mixed-media approach which usually manifests itself in painted-drawings on traditional and sometimes unusual supports, such as celestial maps.
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. 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, Louise McNaught is doing this with fluorescent paint. By drawing the viewer’s attention to the animals presence and energy, Louise McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her.