About Louise McNaught
Louise McNaught received her BA Hons in Fine Art from Greenwich University in 2012.
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, McNaught has a mixed-media approach which usually manifests 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, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent paint. 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)
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
‘Artists of the Future’, Degreeart, March 2016
Loved to Death, Group Show, Leontia Gallery, April 2016
‘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
‘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
‘The Art of Healing’, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, October/November 2015
Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Folly & Muse Stand, November 2015
Group Show, Curious Duke Gallery, London, November/December 2015
‘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
‘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
‘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