Louise Shearer

Louise Shearer

Louise’s work is a visual exploration of the profound themes that shape our human experience. Through the medium of oil and acrylic paint, She seeks to convey the intricate dance between the tangible and the intangible, the earthly and the ethereal.

Drawing inspiration from her love of literature, poetry, music and more recently, science, she infuses her paintings with both the abstract and sometimes elements of representation.

Central to her work is the theme of change—of metamorphosis, death, mental and spiritual awakening. Through the interplay of light and shadow, colour and for explore the cyclical nature of existence, she contemplates the fleeting beauty and impermanence of life.

“I like to intertwine figurative elements and straight lines into the abstract to offer viewers a sense of familiarity amidst the ever-changing terrain of existence, the abstract. These elements serve as anchors, providing a comforting refuge within the fluidity of the natural world while also highlighting the irony of the familiar as the transient aspect of our being. Solace may be found in the recognizable amidst the vastness of the unknown. These familiar forms act as points of connection, allowing viewers to ground themselves in the landscape and navigate its depths with a sense of ease and belonging.” Louise Shearer

“Louise Shearer is one of the finest artists at work now in Ireland. Few painters are as bold and adventurous. I have hanging in my work-room one of her extraordinarly dramatic and exciting ‘abstract landscapes’, as I think of them, but I’m wondering if I should move it elsewhere, since my eye is so frequently drawn to it when I should be working. As an artist Ms Shearer can only develop and become stronger, and I have no doubt she will continue to produce artistically valid and vivid works of art.” John Banville

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