Louise Balaam NEAC RWA

Executive Committee Member


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Artist Statement

Louise Balaam captures the emotional impact of landscape in her paintings, particularly the quality of light, using intuitive, gestural brushstrokes. She aims for energy and expressiveness, using the paint to evoke sensations. Her work is in the English landscape tradition of Turner and Constable.  

Method of working

Louise’s working practice involves drawing outside in the landscape, using a range of media including watercolour, oil stick, pencil or charcoal. She aims to capture something of the sensations of being in that particular place, with its own specific light and weather. Louise then works in the studio but not directly from the drawings, preferring to work intuitively and allow space for imagination and memory as the painting develops and takes on its own life.


Biographical details

2011 Elected member of NEAC & RWA
2005-2007 MA Fine Art, Christchurch University College, Canterbury
1997-2002 BA (Hons) Fine Art, KIAD, Canterbury
1989-1996 Teaching (special needs)
1975-1978 Teaching degree

Other Society Memberships


Past Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions, Cadogan Contemporary, London SW7
2004-7 & 2009-16 New English Art Club
2004-16 RWA, Bristol
2014, 15, 16 Lynn Painter-Stainers Exhibition
2008, 09, 10, 13, 14 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2009, 11 Threadneedle Prize Exhibition
2005-11 Discerning Eye