Mixed Media by Louise Bougourd
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. I will occasionally rip sketches up to make collages removing me from the restraint of a particular scene, helping 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 the painting to a resolution are crucial as I want to keep the freshness and vibrancy of my early marks.
I invite viewers to step into my vision, to experience the world as I see and feel it. It is my desire for the viewer to spend time lost within my vision, to enjoy a moment of respite from the hurly burly of everyday life.
Mixed Media on Paper
Framed in a white hand painted frame behind TruVu glass.