About

In my world the animals are God-like, sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. My 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. I subvert traditional representation by hinting at darker consequences, yet giving animals an elevated status, as I am in awe of nature and this is the message I want to get across….

In the process of creating my work I begin with a fairly plain background or support, perhaps of just one colour, this creates an imaginary, numinous space for the creatures to exist. I want to draw the viewers attention to the animals presence and energy, so they feel connected to it. I tend to use neon or metallic paint to depict the animals as it makes them look like they are shining from within. I build the work up in thin layers of paint, so it slowly reveals itself to me as it comes into being. The animals that occur in my work predominantly have a connection to Celtic mythology, such as deer, bees, owls, rabbits and butterflies, with otherworldly creatures such as hummingbirds making an entrance from time to time…

(www.louisemcnaught.com)

6 thoughts on “About

  1. I’ve been looking through your artwork and it is very beautiful! I have never seen anything like it; it is truly unique and amazing to look at! You have such talent šŸ™‚

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