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The work of Louise McNaught draws its inspiration form the natural world: raising the status of animals and creatures to the majestic and sublime, McNaught creates bold images, using striking colour and compositional techniques. âThe Last of the Alchemistsâ is a jaw-dropping print: against a background of flat, mustard yellow, a huge, dying bee is caught in the moment of falling. The image is full of movement and dynamism, as the bee streaks black paint down the yellow background as it falls. There is real splendour to McNaughtâs dying bee, rendered in intricate detail, with the bold colouring of black and amber gold. âThe Last of the Alchemistsâ is an image of striking power, not only aesthetically - in its breathtaking use of colour and composition - but in its comment on the natural world and the pertinent reminder of our delicate relationship with nature.