Louise McNaught

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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‘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. 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 relfects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species.

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.

Just as we use highlighters to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent media. 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

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    Louise McNaught

    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'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. 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 relfects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species.

    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.

    Just as we use highlighters to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent media. 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


    Exhibitions

    2016

    "Insert Art Here", Curious Duke Gallery, London, Jan-February 2016
    "Affordable Art Fair", Liberty Gallery, Brussels, 26-29 February 2016
    "Birds Sing Their Rites of Spring", Turner Barnes Gallery, March 2016
    "Pure Evil, Damien Hirst, Dirty Hans..", The Wey Gallery, 6-15th March 2016
    "Artists of the Future", Degreeart, 3rd March - April 21st 2016'Lets Make a Better World', Charity Show at the Cello Factory, 8-15th April 2016
    "Loved to Death", Group Show, Leontia Gallery, May 2016
    "Textures Exhibition", Dancing Light Gallery, Nr Edinburgh, 28 May-29th July 2016
    "Stroke Art Fair", Munich, Folly & Muse 4-9th May 2016
    "Affordable Art Fair", Lan's Gallery, Hong Kong, 13-15th May 2016


    2015

    "Affordable Art Fair", Singapore, Pit Building, 16-19th April 2015
    "Affordable Art Fair", Hampstead Heath, London, 11-14th June 2015
    "Animals", Deasil Gallery, Leamington Spa, 19th June - 20th July 2015
    "Hang with Us" for GOSH, Norlington Road Studios, London, 4th July 2015
    "Introducing", Curious Duke Gallery, London, 1-30th August 2015
    "Art for Youth", Mall Galleries, London, 7-8th October 2015
    "Moniker", Curious Duke Stand, Old Truman Brewery, London, October 15-18th 2015
    "Affordable Art Fair", Degreeart Stand, Battersea Park, London, 22-25th October 2015
    "The Rachel Harry Fund Art Auction", The Dolls House, Islington, London, 24th October
    "There And Now", Leontia Gallery, 73 Leonard Street, London, 29th October-Nov 2015
    '"he Art of Healing", Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, October-November 2015

    2014

    "Edinburgh Art Fair", Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 14-16 November 2014
    "Affordable Art Fair", Battersea Park, London, 23-26th October 2014
    "Buy Art Fair", Manchester, 25-28th September 2014
    "Affordable Art Fair", Bristol Temple Meads, 19-21st September 2014
    "Affordable Art Fair", Hampstead Heath, London, 12-15th June 2014, "Affordable Art Fair', The Pit Building, Singapore, 23-25th May 2014

    2013

    "Art For Youth'" Charity at Royal College of Art, London 20-21st November 2013.
    "Edinburgh Art Fair", Scotland, 15-17th November 2013
    "Affordable Art Fair", Battersea, 17-20th October 2013.
    "Buy Art Fair", Manchester, 26-29th September 2013
    "Memorabilia", Charity Art Show at Norlington Studio, Leytonstone, 4-6th July 2013
    "Sunburn", Gallery 360, Bethnal Green, 1-7th July 2013
    "Supernatural", (Residency & Solo Show) at Degreeart, Vyner Street, London, June 17th - July 28th 2013
    "Affordable Art Fair", Hamstead, 13th-16th June 2013
    "Grand Designs", Excel, London, 4-12th May 2013
    "Affordable Art Fair", Bristol, 26-28th April 2013
    "The Wing Project", Asylum, London, 29rd-31st March 2013
    "Objects of Desire" with Degreeart, Vyner Street, 23rd November – 20th January 2013

    2012

    "The Quarterly", Cut and Run, 93 Wardour Street, 20th November 2012
    "Affordable Art Fair" Hampstead, 1-4th November 2012
    "Affordable Art Fair" Battersea 25-28th October 2012
    "Making Connections", Psychology Unit at Kings College Hospital, London 10th October - 2013
    "Art for Youth'" Royal College of Art, Kensington, London, 10-11th October 2012
     Debut Contemporary, Notting Hill, London, September - December 2012
    "Summer Exhibition', View Gallery, Bristol, 12 July-11th September 2012
    "Projekt", Degree Show at Gallery One, Vyner Street, London, 4-7th July 2012
    "Projekt", Degree Show @ K College, Tonbridge, 19th June 2012 (6-8pm)
    "Animals, strangeness", Salve Gallery, Leipzig, Germany, 19th June - 19th September 2012
    "Affordable Art Fair", Old Brunel Station, Bristol, 18-20th May 2012
    "Grand Designs Exhibition", One Western Gateway, London, 5-13th May 2012
    "Art Haus", Degreeart, Vyner Street, London, 3rd May-June 30th 2012
    "Arty Magazine Pop Up Gallery", Brighton (1-31st May 2012)
    "Undo the Tangible", Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare, (14 April - May 2012)

    2010-2012

    The Angel Centre, "Untitled" (19-29th May 2011)
    Artloco Sculpture Exhibition (28th February-19th March)
    Maidstone Museum, (January 26th-5th March)
    Bluemoon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells (January 2011 – March 2011)
    Wobblybridge "Winter Exhibition", (16th November 2010 - 29th January 2011)
    Wellington Gate, Tunbridge Wells (November 2010)
    Wobblybridge 'The Light' Exhibition, Tunbridge Wells (13-16th October 2010)
    "The Real Thing", West Kent College, Tonbridge (6-8th October 2010)
    Art Loco "The Fringe" Exhibition, Ticehurst (2nd-14th September 2010)

    Publications:

    Non-Profit Quarterly, Front Cover, Fall 2014
    Trebuchet Magazine, "The Rebirth of Nature – Louise McNaught" by Nicola Anthony, 25th October 2013
    Papercut Magazine, "Discover Art – Louise McNaught" by Haylee Barksy, 7th October 2013
    Fad Magazine, "Supernatural – Louise McNaught" by Mark Westall, 1st July 2013

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