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About Louise

Meet The Artist

Louise Bougourd is a painter of seascapes, landscapes, and still life, (selected subjects); she is largely self-taught and lives in Devon.  She has exhibited work at The Mall Galleries, London, with The Society of Women Artists and selected to exhibit with Chelsea Art Society.

Louise’s work is regularly exhibited at art fairs throughout the UK, and was recently selected to exhibit with The Talented Art Fair, Brick Lane, London.

Louise receives frequent commissions; she enjoys the opportunity to undertake work that means something special to you.  She will take time to visit the location to sketch and gather resource material, or, work from your photographs to create a bespoke and meaningful piece.

“I do not seek an actual representation, I focus on the connection with a place and feeling to steer my creativity”

LOUISE BOUGOURD 

Artist Statement

"I create art inspired by my natural surroundings, combining naturalism with imagination to create expressive, vibrant and beautiful art that is engaging and a joy to look at.

My painting process follows the same journey – I sketch on location creating bold interpretations of my surroundings; I make many sketches to use in my studio, where I work on larger pieces either on canvas or wood panels allowing me to be bold and gestural in my mark-making, occasionally, I work on Two Rivers handmade paper which has an amazing tooth adding the textural quality. I rip sketches up to make collages removing me from the restraint of a particular scene, this process helps me to eliminate any suggestion of representation. It is my intention to make art that makes you look at your surroundings in a new way, with fresh eyes!

I work on multiple pieces at the same time, this permits a sense of freedom as I move between panels; more importantly, it prevents me from becoming completely attached to a single painting which invariably means I begin to get too detailed early in its journey!

At the start of a painting my marks are intuitive and bold, as I move forward, considering composition, the painting has a way of determining my marks; the process slows and becomes considered – the balance between my initial responses and an analytical approach as I bring a painting to a resolution is crucial as I want to keep the freshness and vibrancy of my early marks which give the painting life and energy."

Browse Portfolio

Take a look at the variety of paintings created by Louise. For available works please visit the shop, or for commissions please email Louise at : louisebougourd@hotmail.co.uk

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