'My work is always centred around capturing the light of the landscape, which gives the painting its expressive and emotional charge ....... I like to soak myself in the sights, sounds and experience of being in the landscape, then paint intuitively and gesturally in the studio, so that imagination, memory and my emotional response become embedded in the painting. The paint marks may be almost abstract in nature but I also want them to communicate something about, for example, the damp marshiness of high moorland, or the salt breeze and wheeling seagulls on the coast.' Louise Balaam
Louise Balaam has been represented by Cadogan Contemporary for over 10 years. This exhibition of new works by Balaam will be her sixth with the gallery. Her works explore her emotional connection with the landscape and celebrate the ability of paint as a medium to express a sense of light, space and mood.
Press release courtesy Cadogan Contemporary.