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Last of the Alchemists

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Louise McNaught

Last of the Alchemists

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Edition of 25

Image Size: H 60cm x W 6ocm

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Last of the Alchemists by Louise McNaught is a Full Bleed Giclee on Somerset Velvet 330 gsm Paper.

..highlighting the divine qualities of the bee, in its ability to turn pollen into golden nectar – a mysterious process we as yet do not fully understand. The artist has painted the bee much larger than it is in real life – giving the be an elevated status. The bee is still a species under threat with dwindling numbers due to colony collapse disorder, and this is hinted at in the way the bee is portrayed.

Louise‘s creations feature nature and animals, where the animals are God-like, sublime and ethereal in their presence and depiction. 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 reflects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species. Her focus on endangered species has manifested in a book called ‘Survival’, which Louise created with worldwide publishers Big Picture Press in September 2018. The idea came from the Solo Show Louise was doing with George Thornton Gallery in 2016, also called ‘Survival’. The book shows 20 endangered animals painted by McNaught, with facts about the animals plight and conservation efforts. ‘Survival’ is sponsored by the well-known charity Tusk.org with proceeds of the book going toward helping their cause.

Size: H:60 cm x W:60 cm

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 conext 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. To discuss any works by Louise McNaught please contact Deborah on debroah@wychwoodart.com or call 07799535765.

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