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Louise CATTRELL Born 1957 -

Biography

The sweeping landscapes of Louise Catrell are concerned with the idea of ‘Landscape' as an ideal. Since completing her artistic studies in London and Dundee, Catrell has travelled widely taking up residencies which have fed into her work.

Catrell visualises landscape as a place of imagination and fantasy, tempered by her direct personal experience. Thus her travels abroad have informed her paintings, forming a context. Within this framework, Catrell explores the changes that occur depending upon the time of day, season, and even the year. These works therefore place a direct emphasis upon experience, with variations of space from panorama to close-up focus also an important aspect.

Catrell's paintings, consciously or unconsciously, echo the spirit of Romanticism, with her personal attachment to the subject of primary importance. The indistinct swathes of colour, combined with ambiguous titles create eerie and obscure narratives, which allow Catrell's personal responses to landscape to resonate in the remote viewer.