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Iridescent Scarab Beetle

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Louise McNaught

Iridescent Scarab Beetle

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Artwork size: 13 x 7 cm
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‘Iridescent Scarab Beetle’ is an original piece by Louise McNaught, using Oil Paint on an Egyptian Piastres note. The piece is signed and dated by the artist.


The work of Louise McNaught takes its inspiration form the natural world: raising the status of animals and creatures to the majestic and sublime, McNaught creates bold images, using striking colour and compositional techniques.



For ‘Iridescent Scarab Beetle’, McNaught has taken an Egyptian Piastres Note, and painted a huge scarab beetle onto one side, the iridescence of its shell brilliantly captured in shades of deep purple, blue, and green. Sensitive to the note’s colours and composition, McNaught’s beetle sits beautifully beside panels of hieroglyphs and paintings of palm fronds and reed boats, in this novel little nugget of contemporary art.




About The Artist - Louise McNaught


Louise McNaught completed her Fine Art Degree BSc (Hons) in 2012 at the University of Greenwich, and she has continued to work as a professional artist ever since, with international representation. She also became a published Author in 2018. Her artwork has also been featured in art fairs in Milan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, Brussels and all over the UK.



Louise‘s creations feature nature and animals, where the animals are God-like, sublime and ethereal in their presence and depiction. McNaught's work is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance.

When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also reflects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species. Her focus on endangered species has manifested in a book called 'Survival', which Louise created with worldwide publishers Big Picture Press in September 2018. The idea came from the Solo Show Louise was doing with George Thornton Gallery in 2016, also called 'Survival'. The book shows 20 endangered animals painted by McNaught, with facts about the animals plight and conservation efforts. 'Survival' is sponsored by the well-known charity Tusk.org with proceeds of the book going toward helping their cause.



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