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
(My work can be followed at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Louise-McNaught-Contemporary-Artist/243286079036264?fref=ts and http://louisemcnaught.deviantart.com as well as @louise_mcnaught on twitter)
'Affordable Art Fair' with Degreeart, Hampstead, 13-16th June (2013)
'Supernatural', Solo Show at Degreeart Gallery, London.17th June-28th July (2013) .
A neon twist in an piece I did from 2012 (‘Bitter-sweet’) as a commission for a friend :), oil, pencil and acrylic on cream Bockingford paper (2013)