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Louise Balaam RWA NEAC

Louise Balaam completed a BA in Fine Art at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury and has recently been awarded an MA in Fine Art from Christchurch University, Canterbury. She has shown at the Royal West of England Open and Autumn exhibitions, the New English Art Club, the Discerning Eye and the Hunting Art Prize, as well as exhibiting in several galleries in England and Scotland.

Louise had work accepted for the Royal Academy summer exhibition in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She was elected a member of the RWA and the NEAC in 2011.

“My work is inspired by an emotional response to the natural world, in particular to the quality of light, which is a vital part of the mood of my paintings. The work is painted intuitively from memory, so that rather than relating to a specific place, it evokes memories and personal interpretations in the viewer.

“My paintings relate to the English landscape tradition, particularly Turner, and Constable’s oil sketches are an important influence. I like the sensuality and depth of colour of oil paint, used in direct and gestural brush strokes. Current work is in oil on panel, which allows me to scratch into the wet surface.”

  • Towards Porthleven, Light in the Sky by Louise Balaam RWA NEAC
  • Dark Land and Pink Sky by Louise Balaam RWA NEAC
  • Looking West, Cornish Sky by Louise Balaam RWA NEAC
  • Clear Light Over the Downs by Louise Balaam RWA NEAC
  • Isle of Arran, September Sky by Louise Balaam RWA NEAC
  • Bright Clouds, Highlands by Louise Balaam RWA NEAC

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