Biography 

 

The paintings of award-winning artist Louise Bourne and have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in cultural centers and galleries, including Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville Maine; Gallery 61 in New York City; Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta, ; the Greenhut Gallery in Portland, Maine; Alpers Fine Art in Andover, Massachusetts; Smith Killian Fine Art in Charleston, South Carolina; George Marshall Store Gallery in York, Maine; the Aitken Bicentennial in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. In addition, her work is in public and corporate collections, including those of the Maine Medical Center in Portland; Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston; Bay Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; and the Department of Public Safety in Houlton, Maine. 

 

“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.

 

Louise currently resides in Sedgwick, Maine.