Louise McNaught, Fire & Water, 50x50 cm

220.00 EUR

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Fire & Water by Louise McNaught

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Somerset velvet 330 gsm paper

Edition of 25 - 50x50 cm - 220 EUR

The beauty of Kingfishers was highlighted to the Artist as a young girl as her father is an avid fisherman. This piece shows the stunning Kingfisher diving down for its prey in the river bed. The Kingfisher is on fire with blue flames, as it is becoming endangered in parts of the UK, and its such a beautiful, electric little bird - normally all you see is a sudden flash of bright turquoise when you see one flash past you.....

Louise McNaught

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 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.

 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 context and background suspends the creatures in an internal or even numinous space, where they become a metaphor for the human condition and psyche. 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.