Louise Bougourd

About the artist


Mall Galleries, London, SW1
South West Arts, Sidmouth
Lime Square Gallery, Ivybridge
Artists Studio, Newton Abbot
The Bracken Gallery, Chudleigh
Kaya Gallery, Plymouth
The Flavel, Dartmouth, Dartmouth
Artists Studio, Newton Abbot


Creating art that reflects my emotional response to a scene is what inspires me daily; I love to use bold colour and manipulate watercolour to develop my work.  It is so versatile and thrilling to use.  I love the vibrancy and immediacy of this medium it is so exciting; I want to be able to push the pigment around and let it flow eagerly as I direct it. 


My work is constantly evolving as I experiment with waterbased mediums.



Louise Bougourd is a renowned watercolour and mixed media artist with a characteristic loose and lively style which she has honed over many years.  Her paintings are atmospheric and intuitive. Her work is inspired by her local surroundings of moorland, coastal scenes and estuaries, she is also inspired by hedgerow flowers.        


Louise enjoys using pure watercolour experimenting with the effects she can achieve with her thorough knowledge and understanding of this medium.  She also loves to use a range of media to create vibrant and exciting art; soft pastel, oil pastel, gouache and acrylic can be seen in many of her paintings.  Louise continues to explore with a passion and enthusiasm that is infectious.


Louise has developed a reputation as an inspirational teacher with a willingness to share her knowledge and enthusiasm in her classes,  workshops and her writing.  Her work is exhibited at South West Arts, Sidmouth, Kaya Gallery, Plymouth and The Bracken Gallery, Chudleigh she regularly holds solo exhibitions (see her Events page).  She writes for SAA’s Paint magazine and will be appears on their programme; ‘A Splash of Paint’ on the Painting and Drawing Channel - (Sky 101, Freesat 400 and online). 

Painting Holidays

Join me in Cornwall painting/sketching on location and in the purpose-built studio, visit stunning places and enjoy the joy of Mullion Cove Hotel and all it offers.


If you would like further information about the holiday, suggested equipment etc please contact me:

Email: louisebougourd@hotmail.co.uk

Telephone: 01626 203859  

Dates for the Holiday

1st - 6th May 2016


Any queries re: booking, accommodation, dietary etc, please contact the hotel

(The holiday is booked with the Hotel direct)

Suitable for all abilities - the focus is on having fun as well as painting!

Mullion Cove Hotel, Mullion Cove, Lizard Peninsula,
Cornwall, TR12 7EP


Telephone: 01326 240328
Fax: 01326 240998

Weekly Classes

 Join me in one of my weekly watercolour classes which I hold in the following venues:


Monday - 1pm - 3.30pm


Pottery Court

Fore Street 


Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm

South Brent Old School Community Centre

Totnes Road

South Brent

TQ10 9BP



2015 Workshops

Wonderful Watercolour Washes


19th & 20th June 2015 - Landscapes

22nd & 23rd August 2015 - Animals

19th & 20th September 2015  Floral Festival

24th & 25th October 2015 Shades of Autumn

21st & 22nd November 2015 Winter Wonderland

(Workshops - suitable for all abilities)

10am until 3.30pm


(A list of local accommodation is available on request if you are travelling to the area.)

My Studio

Pottery Court

Fore Street



TQ13 0HX



Join me to explore the joy of painting with Watercolour, develop confidence with the use of colour, strength of pigment and flow of paint.

The workshop is designed to have you brimming with excitement and enthusiasm for this versatile medium.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited 

Contact me for further details and to book your place.

Tel: 01626 203859

Email: louisebougourd@hotmail.co.uk