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Louisa McElwain has lived and painted in New Mexico since 1985, working outdoors under a variety of conditions, open to the impulse of changing light, wind, heat, cold, insects and forces of Nature, which bring life to her paintings. For McElwain, painting is a physical meditation, a dance to the tempo of the evolving day. Truth is her objective, rather to explore the mystery of sensation, to touch that which is known but cannot be measured, understood yet indescribable. The act of painting is an expression of her connectedness with God and Nature.