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Based on one of the best beaches in the world, Sandwood Bay in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. I was particularly interested in the dramatic tonal difference between the pale sand and the darkness of the rocky outcrops there.
Louise Balaam’s paintings draw deeply on her emotional response to nature and I feel that ‘Low Tide, Dark Coast’ is one of her most expressive paintings. First, I’m attracted to the speed of her brushwork and the physical application of paint. This is painting in the raw; it’s a direct and personal response to her subject. Next, I’m excited by the expressive use of colour, which for me helps to convey the sense of place.Lewis McNaught, Director of Mall Galleries