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Louise Mcnaught

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The biter, bit, January 2012 Oil, Pencil and Spray Paint on Canvas 70x70x4cm © Louise McNaught
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Don't leave, 2012 Oil, Emulsion, Ink and Pencil on Canvas 42x59x2cm © Louise McNaught
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Elementary, my deer, 2012 Oil, Pencil, Ink and Spray Paint on Canvas 100x100x4cm © Louise McNaught
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Instant karma, 2012 Oil, Ink, Pencil and Emulsion on Canvas 40x40x2cm © Louise McNaught
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Enough..., 2012 Oil, Ink, Pencil and Acrylic on Canvas 150x100x4cm © Louise McNaught
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Bitter-sweet, 2012 Oil and Pencil on Emulsion on Paper 70x49.5cm © Louise McNaught
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Wild, 2012 Fluorescent, Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas 70x70x4cm © Louise McNaught
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Feeling fragile, 2011 Pencil on Paper 30x40cm © Louise McNaught
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More than my Soul can bare...., November 2011 Oil, Pencil, Acrylic and Ink on Wallpaper on Canvas 41x59x2cm © Louise McNaught
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Don't leave, February 2012 Oil, Ink, Pencil and Emulsion on Canvas 42 X 59 X 2 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Bitter-sweet, February 2011 Oil, Pencil and Emulsion on Thick Paper 70 X 49.5 X 0.1 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Cross my heart and hope to die, December 2011 Oil, Ink, and Pencil on Wallpaper on Canvas 90 X 60 X 2 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Ego, December 2011 Pencil, Pastel, Charcoal, Acrylic and Ink on Wallpaper on Canvas 84 X 59 X 2 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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If you love me, let me go, January 2012 Ink and Pencil on Old Music Score, Pinned to White Foam Board 40 X 30 X 3 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Don't tell the children (they already know), November 2011 Pencil, Pastel, Oil and Ink on Wallpaper on Canvas 40 X 40 X 4 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Stealing love, February 2012 Pencil and Pastel on Old Wallpaper 95 X 53 X 0.1 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Everything is everything, November 2011 Pencil, Oil and Ink on Wallpaper on Canvas 78 X 51 X 2 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Fragmented freedom III, November 2011 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 50 X 50 X 4 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Megalomania, November 2011 Pencil and Ink on Watercolour Paper 30 X 40 X Cm Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Time to let go, November 2011 Pencil, Oil and Ink on Wallpaper on Canvas 36x46x4cm © Louise McNaught
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Overlooked, 2012 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 100 X 100 X 4 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Fragile flower, 29.2.2012 Pencil on Paper 42 X 29.7 X 0.1 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Hidden nature, 2012 Oil and Pencil on Paper 42 X 29.7 X 0.1 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Open, 2012 Pencil an Oil on Paper 42 X 29.7 X 0.1 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Change, 2012 Pencil an Oil on Paper 42 X 29.7 X 0.1 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Overwhelm, 2012 Pencil on Canvas 35 X 29.7 X 0.1 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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A series of mistakes, 2012 Oil, Pencil and Spray Paint 100 X 100 X 4 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Free from baggage, 21.3.12 Oil on Bin Liner 90x52x1cm © Louise McNaught
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Never could quite fit in, 2012 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 70 X 70 X 2 Centimeters © Louise McNaught
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Heavenly Bodies - Hummingbird Diptych, 2013 Painting 19 X 48 X 2 Cm
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Icon - Divine Joy, 2013 Painting 27 X 31 X 4 Cm
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Fragmented Freedom III, 2013 Painting 100 X 100 X 4 Cm
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Scotland
Birth year
1981
Lives in
Tunbridge Wells/London
Works in
Tunbridge Wells/London
Schools
University of Greenwich, 2012, Fine Art
Representing galleries
DegreeArt.com
Tags
animals, nature, spiritualism, realism, surrealism, traditional
Statement

Artist Statement -Louise McNaught

My work hints at the world of myth and folklore, exploring the relationship between humans and animals. The imagery often seems caught somewhere between childhood imagination and adult reasoning, as I gravitate towards using symbolism and allegory in my work.

The natural elements in my work are exploring the importance of the nature and our connection to it, and at the same time metaphorically dealing with psychological and emotional states. The juxtaposition of humans with other animals in my work is not intended to anthropomorphise these creatures but to highlight our origins and the imbalance we’ve created in the environment.

The Dadaists and the Surrealists influenced me in my early years as their exploration of the metaphysical really inspired me. Their work has often been described as dream-like and otherworldly, as has mine. My work comes from a spiritual perspective, exploring the idea of the ‘numinous’ and the ‘sublime’. Creativity is essentially a spiritual practice for me. I use traditional techniques of drawing and painting to depict my subject matter, and have recently used incongruous materials such as wallpaper and wood as their elemental patternation lends itself to my work.

Group Exhibitions:

Dalgety Bay Annual Art Exhibition, Community Centre, Dalgety Bay (May 2005)

Art Loco 'The Fringe' Exhibition, Ticehurst (2nd-14th September 2010)

'The Real Thing', West Kent College, Tonbridge (6-8th October 2010)

Wobblybridge 'The Light' Exhibition, Tunbridge Wells (13-16th October 2010)

Wellington Gate, Tunbridge Wells (November 2010)

Wobblybridge 'Winter Exhibition', (16th November 2010 - 29th January 2011)

Bluemoon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells (January 2011 –  March 2011)

Maidstone Museum, (January 26th-5th March)

Artloco Sculpture Exhibition (28th February-19th March)

The Angel Centre, 'Untitled', West Kent College Exhibition (19-29th May 2011)