Louise McClary

Louise McClary was born in Cornwall and studied at the Penzance School of Art. Over thirty years, she has developed a career as one of the area’s most respected contemporary painters, drawing influence from a cultural backdrop of 20th century landscape painting, poetry and the decorative arts. Intense veils of colour, fluid shapes and a peculiar brilliance of light define her paintings, which respond to the unique landscape of Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula, a luxuriously tranquil place of closely wooded valleys and tidal creeks. Working from plein air sketches, her studio practice is process led and heavily influenced by the instinctive laying down of mark and colour
in an emotive response to her subject.

Louise was elected to the Newlyn Society of Artists in 1994 and is a recipient of an Arts Council of England award. Her work has been exhibited in Truro, Bath, London, Glasgow and New York, and is held in private and public collections in the UK and abroad.