ART WALK UPDATE: May 7, 2021 @ 6-8pm. Visit our Facebook for more info!
Bourgeois was born in New Orleans, Louisiana during WWII., the oldest of six children, each of whom are musicians or artists. Growing up with stifling humidity, rich cuisine, and a strong experience of family created the unique environment for nurturing creative fluency. Her spiritual upbringing planted within her a sense of the sacred and mystical and provided fertile ground for an already natural instinct for art.
For Bourgeois there must be a relationship between form and content. Relying heavily on the intuitive process, spontaneous mark making is her primary impulse to initiating imagery and composition. She is always concerned with the formal aspects of art, however her goal is response to the subject instead of pure representation. She begins her painting with gestural marks and a limited palette. Bourgeois is at ease with a variety of mediums, but drawing ‘with paint’ is her natural language from which her painting ideas spring. “I had to trick myself into painting by telling myself that I was just drawing with a paintbrush.
As a non-profit organization, the object of The Watercolor & Graphic Arts Society is to create, through education, more interest in the media of watercolor and graphic arts, and to promote finer watercolor and graphic arts exhibitions by Alabama artists.
This exhibit offers ESAC members at artist level or above the opportunity to display and sell their work at the Eastern Shore Art Center. Each member may submit one piece and if sold can bring in a replacement. This gallery changes out every other month.
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