Louise Bourne: All This at Once
All this at Once
"I am fascinated by how color shifts as it moves across a surface, how it accumulates to form atmosphere and complexion, subject to the dazzling whims of natural light. It makes me itch to respond in paint. I like the cluttered arena of a family table top, the way people and objects blend into a setting, all held in the confluence of exterior light with interior space. My paintings are time suspended, as they are structured upon changing complexities of color that I observe in the painting process, rather than in one moment.
Painting is a way to have my feet on the ground, while opening my senses to the stunning glory in front of me, even while acknowledging the worldʼs chaos. And then, to respond; to work, work more, to find a kind of order, a particular path, with the physical reality of oil, pigment and surface. It's highly personal, and yet, I hope the final product awakens something in someone else."
December 10th, 2021