|Resin, Pigment & Paper Original by Louise Mcnaught|
Dreams are essentially in another dimension, another paradigm, another 'reality'. Louise was often labelled a 'dreamer' as child by teachers and by friends, often gazing out of the window in lessons or 'in her own world'. Dreams have become very important to her and in her work, as she has very vivid dreams of which she feels often symbolically hold important messages within them. She feels they can often express your inner truth, as dreams deal with suppressed emotions, our inner most fears and desires, that perhaps could not be dealt with at one time as they were too much, too 'real'.
|Resin, pigment and paper sculpture|
These 'messages of the soul' or 'messages to the soul' are what inspires her, and paint is the medium which feels she can express herself and the messages most clearly and imaginatively. There is often bold us of colour within her work, as she wants her paintings and sculpture to grab the viewers attention, and carry the strength of the message though the canvas.
|"Moonlight Water Tree" original oil on canvas|
She believes art is a gift that should be shared with others, as it is not just a gift for the person who possesses it. It is another form of communication, that has always seemed beautiful and almost magical to her, the way it can transcend and move people. Her work may come across as surreal, dream-like and perhaps 'other worldly', but the reality of the message behind them is usually deep and poignant . To her, the Soul's journey though life is the most important subject one could deal with.
Louise currently lives and works in Kent and London and you can see more of her fabulous work on our website exhibitingartists.com