Louise McClary was born in 1958 and studied at the Penzance School of Art. From 1976 - 81 she was the head decorator at the Trokai Pottery in Cornwall. In 1993 she became an elected member of the Newlyn Society of Artists.
McClary uses her surroundings on the Lizard Peninsula as her point of inspiration and subject matter. Her paintings combine rich layering of mixed media and an intense jewel-like palette to create evocative and deeply personal images. These images refer to the artist's experiences and feelings towards a certain place.
Winner of the 2003 Arts Council of England Award, McClary has exhibited widely in the UK. Her work is held in numerous private collections in the UK and USA.