McNaught primarily uses a neon colour palette to depict the presence of nature in her work, where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. Not wishing to limit herself or her subject matter, McNaught has a mixed-media approach which usually manifests in painted-drawings on traditional and sometimes unusual supports, such as celestial maps. 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. By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status with the neon paint making them look as though they have their own inner light and are literally shining from within. 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.
Without further ado, I present her work to you:
You can learn more about Louise on her website and follow her on her blog, facebook and etsy.
Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I never actually met Louise. I'm just an admirer of her work and thought it would be fun to share it with you. (You're welcome!). Also, all photos used in this post are property of Louise McNaught.