Louise Balaam NEAC


Louise Balaam captures the emotional impact of landscape in her paintings, particularly the quality of light, using intuitive, gestural brushstrokes. She aims for energy and expressiveness, using the paint to evoke sensations. Her work is in the English landscape tradition of Turner and Constable.


Balaam’s working practice involves drawing outside in the landscape, using a range of media including watercolour, oil stick, pencil or charcoal, and aiming to capture something of the sensations of being in that particular place, with its own specific light and weather. Balaam then works in the studio but not directly from the drawings, preferring to work intuitively and allow space for imagination and memory as the painting develops and takes on its own life.


1954   Born on February 7

1975 to 1978   Teaching degree 

1989 to 1996   Teaching (special needs) 

1997 to 2002   BA (Hons) Fine Art, KIAD, Canterbury

2005 to 2007 MA Fine Art, Christchurch University College, Canterbury

2011   Elected member of NEAC and RWA



Royal West of England Academy

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