Louisa’s paintings are an invitation to step out into “the landscape.” Her paintings re-imagine the familiar painting subject and push the experience into a new and personal domain. Her paintings are full of the energy and life one would experience outside in a large wilderness. You don’t see the wind in her brush strokes so much as you can feel it rolling over the uniquely inviting territory of her canvases. Her technique leads the eye in such a way that the universe of paint you’ve been transported to feels alive and full of movement. Standing in front of Longstaff-Scales paintings is like being presented with a new and mysterious force of nature.