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About the Artist
"Louise Bourne's paintings offer a visceral response to the physical world. They are deeply emotive, felt responses to the artist's immediate surroundings. Light, atmosphere, elements of the landscape, corners of sunny porches, the interior of the studio -- wherever she turns her keen eye and probing brush, we are rewarded with paintings that reflect her deep intelligence and curiosity about the world. Like the paintings of Fairfield Porter, Bourne's paintings make us care about the most humble and yet most universal of subjects, our everyday lives." Suzette McAvoy, Director, Center for Maine Contemporary Art
I am a painter living on the Blue Hill Peninsula of the Maine Coast. I am interested in how color shifts in a given light condition and how those changes migrate through and structure a painting. I always seek an underlying, geometric structure through which the color moves.
Two years-long bodies of work deal with:
1) Light patterns on water, with the intervals between islands
2) Table tops with their daily junk awash in natural light.
These two series often interact, as I’ve come to see the ocean to be much like a vast, wrinkled table top, and a table top to be a shifting arena of light.
Thank you for looking at my work.
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