Louise Macfie



Louise, whilst painting in an abstract format, always references the Australian landscape as subject matter.


"The visual elements of line, shape, colour and texture within the landscape become compositional devices for painting. The work gradually evolves by sanding back and building up layers of paint. Eventually something new appears then something old is left behind. " Like nature itself, nothing ever stays the same."


Louise used a visit to Lake Eyre in central Australia and the surrounding land for her latest body of work. "Although there was still some water in the lake the salt had returned. When the sun was on the horizon, the colours of the lake and sky were shimmering fusions of soft greys, pinks and off-whites. In contrast to the lake, the surrounding land appeared as a patchwork of soft calico to pale and darker browns, creating (the vision) of a legendary place"