Louise Balaam is a painter of expressive, gestural landscapes. Her paintings communicate an intense emotional response to the experience of being in the landscape. The materiality and sensual qualities of oil paint are important elements of Louise’s process. She is influenced by the English landscape tradition, particularly Constable. Drawings made in the landscape are used in the studio as starting points for a way of painting which is exploratory and intuitive – the painting develops through an almost unconscious process. Balaam is a member of the New English Art Club (NEAC) and of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). She has a degree and an MA in Fine Art. She has work in many private collections and has shown in the Royal Academy Summer Show, the Threadneedle Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize, and the Discerning Eye.