by Sara Sweet in New Art on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Louise Hearman produces imaginative paintings with the use of vibrant and enticing colours and shadows. They hold theatrical notions as people can be seen hovering in a darkened blue skies with foreboding clouds.

A magical and odd sense dapples across each painting. Strange objects, people and animals are in curious atmospheres with reasons hidden from the observer, this results in a curious and exciting response when one gazes into the unknown. There is a constant eeriness even when depicted landscapes fit within the boundaries of the stereotyped aesthetic.