LOUISE COUILLARD
Montreal, Quebec - Canada



Original Artworks (3)

Louise Couillard; Retro Spectre, 2003, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 36 inches.
Louise Couillard
Original Acrylic Painting, 2003
36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Louise Couillard; Loin Du Coeur, 2003, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 SOLD...
Louise Couillard
Original Acrylic Painting, 2003
20 x 40 inches (50.8 x 101.6 cm)
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Louise Couillard; Elu, 2003, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 30 inches.
Louise Couillard
Original Acrylic Painting, 2003
30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

The power of colours and the infinite possibilities for experimentation they offer is something that fascinates and inspires me day after day. I am attracted to the unusual, the unexpected and the extraordinary. As an abstract painter, I abandon myself to emotions and moods, trusting my gut feeling and tapping into the spirit of the moment. I use colours ,forms and textures to bring across my feelings and ideas and give them an aesthetic wholeness. Live painting sessions are a great inspirational source of energy, this is why I truly love participating in those events. Recent work in acrylics comprises experimentation with different styles, such as a body of work characterized by the washing off of the medium with a lot of water, giving the paintings a fluid and dripping look. Typical work in a subsequent period would feature extensive use of the spatula, resulting in a strong texture with thick layers of paint. Paintings from this period are filled with boundless energy as a result of a technique that permits extreme creative freedom. Current work is characterized by more subtle nuances, often finger painted, but also by an exploration of a new world of extreme contrasts, where emotions are introduced through a single vibrant splash. I am also still pursuing my discovery of the possibilities of gold leaves and tar, which is still opening a totally new horizon for me. Self-taught and active for nearly 15 years, my main influence is Riopelle. I greatly appreciate his artwork from ...   Read More