Abstract painting by Louise McClary

Louise McClary

FINE ARTIST

About Louise

Born in Cornwall where she lives and works and from where she draws inspiration for her canvases. Painted in soft colours and tones with titles such as Enter this Bright New Day and Storm Roaming the Land they evoke the elements and countryside she observes every day. Public collections include Cornwall County Council. 2003 Arts Council of England Award.

Working in mixed media on linen, McClary creates layers of texture with organic forms including flower petals, leaf shapes and seaweed fronds.
The work is inspired by the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, so have the feel of being surrounded by water: tides, rivers, sea and mist.

Selected Works

The quickening day

The blue sea is sudden

Reflected silence

A flood of stillness

Liquid dark

Between a ripple & a storm

Clouds lie in water

Luminary dusk

Broken in air

Louise Mcclary

Biography

Born Penzance, Cornwall
1974-76 Penzance School of Art, Cornwall
1976-81 Head decorator, Troika Pottery, Newlyn, Cornwall
1990-95 Tenant of No. 6, Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, Cornwall
1993 Elected member of Newlyn Society of Artists, Cornwall
1995 Moved from St. Ives to Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Collections
Government Offices for the South West
Cornwall County Council
Treliske Hospital
Truro School
Work in many private collections in the UK & USA

Awards
2003 Arts Council of England

Exhibition History
Solo Shows
2018 Tremenheere gallery , Tremenheere sculpture garden near Penzance
2017 featured artist, Artwave West Gallery, Dorset.
2012 Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Cornwall ‘Your Green Voice’
2012 Adam Gallery ‘Into the Morning Green’ LONDON AND BATH GALLERIES
2010 Millennium Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Adam Gallery, Bath, Somerset
2009 Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
2008 Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London
2007 Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
2006 ‘Echoes’ Waterhouse & Dodd, Cork Street, London
2005 ‘Stations of the Cross’, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
2003 New Street Gallery, Plymouth, Devon
‘Transition 4’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
‘Stations of the Cross’, Southwell Minster, Nottingham
2002 New Street Gallery, Plymouth, Devon
Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
‘Stations of the Cross’, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, Devon
‘Stations of the Cross’, Harbourside, Kingsbridge, Devon
2001 New Street Gallery, Plymouth, Devon
Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
1995 New Street Gallery, Plymouth, Devon
Beaux Arts, Bath, Somerset
Porthmeor Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
1993 Beaux Arts, Bath, Somerset

Exhibition History cont.
Solo Shows
1992 Art ’92, Business Design Centre, London
Art Fair [Beaux Arts], Islington, London
1991 Beaux Arts, Bath, Somerset
New Street Gallery, Plymouth, Devon
1990 Southgate Gallery, Launceston, Cornwall
1989 Young Unknowns, London

Selected Group Shows | 2001 – present

2018 ‘Seen Unseen ‘ curated by Melanie Millar Long & Ryle Gallery,
John Islip Street, London
S
ummer show, Belgrave Gallery St Ives, Cornwall
2016 Serpentine, Falmouth
2012 Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
RA Summer Show, invited by Tess Jaray
2011 Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries London, invited artist
2009 ‘A Cornish Perspective’, Jean Monnet House, Westminster
2008 35 Years, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
‘Drawing The Line’, Newlyn Society of Artists, Cornwall
Hilton Young Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
2007 Christmas Show, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Christmas Show, Hilton Young FIne Art, Penzance, Cornwall
2006 ‘Art 2006’, Business Design Centre, London
Waterhouse & Dodd Contemporary, London
2005 Christmas Show, Waterhouse & Dodd Contemporary, London
Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
‘Art London’, Chelsea, London
2004 ‘Presence’, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
‘Presence’, Worcester Cathedral, Worcestershire
‘Cornish Show’, Edgar Modern, Bath, Somerset
‘Colour & Light’, John Martin, Chelsea, London
‘Stuff of Magic’, John Martin, Chelsea, London
‘Art 2004’, Business Design Centre, London
2003 John Martin, Art Fair, New York
John Martin, Launch Show, Chelsea, London
‘Art 2003’, Business Design Centre, London
‘Critic’s Choice’, [Joan Bakewell], Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
2002 ’20/21′, British Art Fair, London
‘Christmas Show’, Beardsmore Gallery, London
‘Art on Paper Fair’, New Street Gallery, London
2001 ‘From the Heart’, Newlyn Society of Artists, Newlyn, Cornwall
‘Objects of Desire’, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall

Selected Group Shows | 1996 – 2000
2000 ‘British Show’, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
‘British Show’, Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
‘Critic’s Choice’, [Charlotte Mullings], Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
1999 ‘Stork, Finn & McClary’, Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
‘Portraits of Love Betrayal’, Beaux Arts, Bath, Somerset
‘Bo Hilton, Kurt Jackson & Louise McClary’, Rainyday Gallery, Penzance
‘Portraits of Love & Betrayal’, Beaux Arts, Bath, Somerset
1996 ‘Insight’, Exeter University, Exeter, Devon

Selected Group Shows | 1989 – 1995
1996 ‘Insight’, Exeter University, Exeter, Devon
1995 25th Anniversary, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
‘Small Objects of Desire, City Gallery, Leicester
1994 ‘Small’, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
1993 ‘Small’, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Smiths Gallery, Covent Garden, London [Marsden Fine Art]
‘De Marco’s Choice’, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall
1992 ‘Three Cornish Painters’, Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
1990 ‘Women Artists form the South West’, Spacex, Exeter, Devon
1989 ‘The Artist’s Table’, Eye Gallery, Bristol

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