Louise Aldridge is a painter clearly motivated by the love of paint and painting. Her fantastically observed nudes won’t quite sit still, their organic forms vibrate, in total contrast to the extreme, rectilinear environments in which they sit. Leaving parts of the canvas relatively untouched, the artist’s viewpoint is given to be subjective, uncommitted, perhaps even fickle? But also with the ability to create an extraordinary impression of presence and liveliness. Aldridge’s canvases are large enough to appeal directly to the sympathies of the viewer, and set up a very human relationship with between artist, subject and audience.