BA (Hons) Fine Art
Louise Sones produces her scenic paintings in a bid to evoke soothing emotions within her audience. However, it is more the effect of her own emotions from her paintings that is key to her practice, as she creates her paintings from the happiest memories within her camera roll within her phone. Sones has been in a constant mental battle with herself and her memories, after suffering from specific tragic and stressful events within her life, and often the terrible memories win out.
In a bid to let go and move on from these, she aims to focus on purely happy moments in her past, which in turn brings her a sense of calm in an otherwise incredibly draining mental battle. Sones does this in the form of acrylic paint on unprimed canvas to best allow the paint to bleed and blend together, to produce a hazy ‘memory-like’ painting; this means not only that the action of painting brings the artist to a calming end point, but she is also allowed a brief reprieve from the on-going mental battle within her when viewing the painting again after completion. It is these feelings she intends to evoke within her audience, to help share this sense of release that she craves so strongly.