Louis Sinclair McNally

About Louis

Originally from Inverkip, Renfrewshire, Louis attended Gray’s School of Art in the mid-Eighties. He currently resides in East Lothian.

Finding inspiration in the East Coast countryside and the Gothic majesty of Edinburgh, Louis’ works act as interpretations of the environments that we traverse on a day to day basis. He strips away evidence of the hustle and bustle of daily life, allowing him to explore the distinctive character and grandeur of any given place.

Often painting with oil on robust wooden panels, Louis has a painstakingly detailed approach, creating paintings that are carefully composed and painted over many weeks. He often references his own drawings, photographs and memories. The resulting works can feel both unsettling and reassuring at one and the same time; in shining an atmospheric light on familiar locales they invite us to fully appreciate the essential tranquillity of the spaces we inhabit.