ABOUT BEATRICE BOURHIS
The Online Gallery for Contemporary Art
In 1996 I visited Barcelona and was inspired seeing the unique and beautiful Architecture and mosaic work by Antonio Gaudi.
After a lot of research, experimentation and practical experience I started working with mosaic. My initial works using found objects (stones, shells, slate etc.) and tiles, led to explorations of colour relationships and the development of my own mixed media techniques.
I am mainly self taught, which has given me the freedom over the years to experiment and to develop and to push the boundaries.
I create abstract art works using a wide range of materials like perspex, acetate, glass, metal, natural objects, acrylic & oil paint and combining them in an unconventional way.
Experimentation & play are an important part of the way I work, but also my experience within the past 20 Years shows the quality and refinement in my works. Inspiration comes from a wide range of sources, especially the beautiful environment I’m surrounded by.
My aim is to create art works which give an uplifting feeling, a sense of joy and lightness.
I love the abstract art form, because it gives the mind the freedom of imagination.